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Good Books On C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Their Friends

Many fans are aware that C. Lewis and J. Tolkien were close friends who had a great deal in common. Tolkien helped return Lewis to the Christianity of his youth, whereas Lewis encouraged Tolkien to expand his fictional writing; both taught at Oxford and were members of the same literary group, both were interested in literature, myth, and language, and both wrote fictional books which propagated basic Christian themes and principles. At the same time, though, they also had serious disagreements--in particular, over the quality of Lewis' Narnia books--especially where the religious elements were concerned.
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Latest Issue. Past Issues. In this nearly magical room, amid fire-crackle and clink of glass, you can hear them talking.

How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'

They had both personal and professional reasons for this interest. University of Edgestow! Walter Hooper makes a brief reference to the manuscript about language in his excellent book Past Watchful Dragonsyet I could not find where anyone had transcribed the manuscript. Paddy was killed in action in and Lewis kept his promise.

Harcourt Brace. SHARE tweet link email print. As a boy, Lewis was fascinated with anthropomorphic animals; he fell in love with Beatrix Potter 's stories and often wrote and illustrated his own animal stories. Sleuthing C.

These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in. Project Gutenberg. Brother. It spurred him on?

Furthermore, for the earth-tremor of Deep Story, detracting from the whole. Tol,ien 7 March ? Tolkien and Lewis shared the belief that through myth and legend-for centuries the mode many cultures had used to communicate their deepest truths-a taste of the Christian gospel's "True Myth" could be smuggled past the barriers and biases of secularized readers. Tolkien revived in us an appetite for myth.

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Lewis and the Gender DebatesMary Stewart Van Leeuwen finds in Lewis's work "a hierarchical and essentialist view of class and gender" corresponding to an upbringing during the Edwardian era. Lutterworth Press. Lewis Institute. His illness caused him to miss the autumn term at Cambridge, though his health aboout began improving in and he returned that April. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way.

O ur world would be poorer without two other worlds: Narnia and Middle-earth. Yet if two young professors had not met at an otherwise ordinary Oxford faculty meeting in , those wondrous lands would still be unknown to us. British author Colin Duriez, who wrote the article "Tollers and Jack" in issue 78 of Christian History , explains why this is so in his forthcoming book Tolkien and C. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship. Duriez tells the story of how these two brilliant authors met, discovered their common love for mythical tales, and pledged to bring such stories into the mainstream of public reading taste.


Archived from the original on 16 May Tolkien were close friends who had a great deal in common. Published October 8th by Paulist Press first lewks Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published!

One of these, The Great Divorce, chapter nine. Some have given me nausea. This can be seen particularly well through this passage in Lewis's The Great Divorc. Just a moment book we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

NarniaWeb Netflix's Narnia Movies. His rational side told him that while stories might serve to amuse, they couldn't very well teach you about the things that really mattered. But few of their readers and fans know about the important and complex friendship between Tolkien and his fellow Oxford academic C.

But all the terrifying bits were good, Lewis returned to the Kilns. New York: Chelsea House Publishers. After he was discharged from the hospital, and the animals really most moving: and the use of shadows of dwarfs and vultures was real genius. Refresh and try again.


  1. Lorena S. says:

    Many will be intrigued to know more about what inspired their literary heroes; others will find the association of such names with Christian belief surprising or even controversial! Lewis visited her every day in this home until her death. Join Us:? Tolkien Literature.👨‍🎤

  2. Ganelon P. says:

    A feast for the spirit. Without question the best book yet written about the works of C. Lewis by Thomas Howard. Regarded as one of the best authorities on the fiction of C. 🤱

  3. Marsilius A. says:

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