L.H. (Leopold Hamilton) Myers is the author of The Orissers (1923), The Clio (1925), Strange Glory (1936), and The Pool of Vishnu (1940), which was intended to complete the story told in The Root and the Flower. The son of a founding member of the Society for Psychical Research, Myers was deeply concerned with issues of spiritual transcendence and social justice; briefly active with the Bloomsbury Group, he later rejected what he judged the members’ insufficient regard for spiritual matters. He committed suicide in 1944.
This enthralling visionary trilogy is, as Penelope Fitzgerald remarks in her introduction, a “strange masterpiece,” and one of the unsung glories of modern literature.