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“In ‘Suspended Judgments’ I have sought to express with more deliberation and in a less spasmodic manner than in ‘Visions,’ the various after-thoughts and reactions both intellectual and sensational which have been produced in me, in recent years, by the re-reading of my favorite writers.  I have tried to capture what might be called the ‘psychic residuum’ of earlier fleeting impressions and I have tried to turn this emotional aftermath into a permanent contribution—­at any rate for those of similar temperament—­to the psychology of literary appreciation.

“To the purely critical essays in this volume I have added a certain number of others dealing with what, in popular parlance, are called ‘general topics,’ but what in reality are always—­in the most extreme sense of that word—­personal to the mind reacting from them.  I have called the book ‘Suspended Judgments’ because while one lives, one grows, and while one grows, one waits and expects.”

SUSPENDED JUDGMENTS CONTAINS THESE ESSAYS: 

THE ART OF DISCRIMINATION IN LITERATURE

MONTAIGNE EMILY BRONTE
PASCAL JOSEPH CONRAD
VOLTAIRE HENRY JAMES
ROUSSEAU OSCAR WILDE
BALZAC AUBREY BEARDSLEY
VICTOR HUGO
DE MAUPASSANT FRIENDS
ANATOLE FRANCE RELIGION
PAUL VERLAINE LOVE
REMY DE GOURMANT CITIES
WILLIAM BLAKE MORALITY
BYRON EDUCATION

G. ARNOLD SHAW, PUBLISHER TO THE UNIVERSITY LECTURERS ASSOCIATION

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NEW YORK

“Rhymes or Real Poems?”—­Boston Globe

WOLF’S—­BANE

RHYMES BY JOHN COWPER POWYS

8vo, 120 pages, $1.25 net

In these remarkable poems Mr. Powys strikes a new and startlingly unfamiliar note; their interest lies in the fact that they are the unaffected outcries and protests of a soul in exile, and their originality is to be found in that they sweep aside all facile and commonplace consolations and give expression to the natural and incurable sadness of the heart of man.

NEW YORK EVENING POST says:  “As regards what Mr. Powys modestly calls his ‘rhymes,’ we hesitate to say how many years it is necessary to go back in order to find their equals in sheer poetic originality.”

BOOK NEWS MONTHLY says:  “Such poems as those are worthy of a permanent existence in literature.”

KANSAS CITY STAR says:  “It is unmistakably verse of lasting quality.”

THE WAR AND CULTURE

An Answer to Professor Musterberg

By JOHN COWPER POWYS

12mo, 113 pages, 60 cents

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