Vital Signs December 2005 An Enduring Feast By Christopher Sandford Some cult writers are admired more for what they mean than for what they accomplish. The works of the novelist, diarist, and prolific reviewer Anthony Powell (1905-2000) enjoyed only modest commercial success. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Christopher Sandford Christopher Sandford writes from Seattle. He is the author of numerous books.