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

The Inklings and Friends

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

Exalting the Strange and Homely

April 12th, 2018|

The Baptism of C.S.Lewis’ Imagination In October of 1916, on a train platform bookstall, C.S.Lewis picked up a volume that changed his life. It was Phantastes by George MacDonald. Lewis had been reading The Faerie

Pitiful Caliban and Gollum

March 14th, 2018|

J.R.R.Tolkien was famously antipathetic towards Shakespeare, and there is no suggestion that the beastly Caliban inspired Middle Earth’s little monster, nevertheless, Caliban and Gollum are interesting parallel studies in evil. The figure of the

Eliot’s Long Lent

February 13th, 2018|

T.S.Eliot’s secret baptism in 1927 marked one of the most remarkable literary conversions of the modern age. The enfant terrible of the decadent and atheistic Bloomsbury set, stunned everyone by turning to the Catholic

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