'It is not our struggle to be happy that is mistaken; it is our false idea that we can find happiness anywhere but in ourselves...happiness does not depend on outward things. It is born of the mind, it is nourished by the mind, it is what rises, like breath in a frosty air, from the mind's wrestling with its fate...'. "The Art of Happiness" (first published in 1935) belongs to John Cowper Powys' sequence of philosophical writings, and finds him exploring the problem of how man lives with his fellow man, and also with woman ...

The Art of Happiness 2011, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571278121