The Inklings and Friends2018-09-01T12:16:10-04:00

The Inklings and Friends

Oxford, C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien and Friends

Pitiful Caliban and Gollum

July 18th, 2021|

Here is one of the essays from my book Reluctant Allies: Essays on Eliot and the Inklings. J.R.R.Tolkien was famously antipathetic towards Shakespeare, and there is no suggestion that the beastly Caliban inspired Middle Earth’s [...]

Confessions of an Anglophile

October 15th, 2020|

I became infected with this most deadly disease when I was ten years old. The 1966 World Book Encyclopedia Yearbook arrived, and working my way through it I came across the obituary of T.S.Eliot. [...]

Eliot’s Daring Surrender

April 18th, 2020|

Welcome to the fourth installment of our Lockdown T.S.Eliot Book Club. In the last installment I tried to explain how to understand Eliot's work. It is as if you are given a puzzle to [...]

Understanding Eliot

April 9th, 2020|

Welcome to the third installment of the Lockdown T.S.Eliot Book Club! I'm sorry these posts have not been as frequent as I had hoped, but my life, like all of ours, has been turned [...]

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