bandersnatch c s lewis j r r tolkien and the creative collaboration of the inklings

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Bandersnatch

Author : Diana Pavlac Glyer
ISBN : 1606352768
Genre : Literary Criticism
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C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other's work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example? Beautifully illustrated by James A. Owen, 'Bandersnatch' offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford - and a seat at their table at The Eagle and Child pub.

The Company They Keep

Author : Diana Glyer
ISBN : 0873388909
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The creators of Narnia and Middle-earth, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends and professional colleagues. They met frequently with a community of fellow writers at Oxford in the 1930s and 1940s, all sharing their works-in-progress. The group became known as the Inklings. This important study challenges the standard interpretation that Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and the other Inklings had little influence on one another's work, drawing on the latest research in composition studies and the sociology of the creative process. Diana Glyer invites readers into the heart of the group, examining diary entries and personal letters and carefully comparing the rough drafts of their manuscripts with their final, published work. Her analysis not only demonstrates the high level of mutual influence that characterized this writers group but also provides a lively and compelling picture of how writers and other creative artists challenge, correct, and encourage one another as they work together in community.

The Fellowship

Author : Philip Zaleski
ISBN : 9780374713799
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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C. S. Lewis is the 20th century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met every week in Lewis's Oxford rooms and in nearby pubs. They discussed literature, religion, and ideas; read aloud from works in progress; took philosophical rambles in woods and fields; gave one another companionship and criticism; and, in the process, rewrote the cultural history of modern times. In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. The result is an extraordinary account of the ideas, affections and vexations that drove the group's most significant members. C. S. Lewis accepts Jesus Christ while riding in the sidecar of his brother's motorcycle, maps the medieval and Renaissance mind, becomes a world-famous evangelist and moral satirist, and creates new forms of religiously attuned fiction while wrestling with personal crises. J.R.R. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into gripping story in The Lord of the Rings, while conducting groundbreaking Old English scholarship and elucidating, for family and friends, the Catholic teachings at the heart of his vision. Owen Barfield, a philosopher for whom language is the key to all mysteries, becomes Lewis's favorite sparring partner, and, for a time, Saul Bellow's chosen guru. And Charles Williams, poet, author of "supernatural shockers," and strange acolyte of romantic love, turns his everyday life into a mystical pageant. Romantics who scorned rebellion, fantasists who prized reality, wartime writers who believed in hope, Christians with cosmic reach, the Inklings sought to revitalize literature and faith in the twentieth century's darkest years-and did so in dazzling style.

A Hobbit A Wardrobe And A Great War

Author : Joseph Loconte
ISBN : 9780718021771
Genre : Religion
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The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence—and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been noHobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.

Women And C S Lewis

Author : Carolyn Curtis
ISBN : 0745956947
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Women and C.S. Lewis is a collection of interviews and essays, from a group of distinguished scholars commissioned by the C.S. Lewis Foundation. Critics say Lewis was sexist in his views on women. Opinion pieces by both eminent Lewis scholars and newer thinkers review Lewis's personal relationships with women and treatment of women in his writings. The book is drawn together in a final section which examines whether Lewis's views are relevant or out of touch for the twenty-first century. Invited contributors range from bloggers to scholars and include Alister McGrath, Randy Alcorn, Monika Hilder, Colin Duriez, Michael Ward, David C. Downing, Malcolm Guite and others. Edited by Carolyn Curtis, veteran journalist and book author, and Mary Pomroy Key, Director, Special Programs, C.S. Lewis Foundation. This multi-contributor volume is an essential read for fans of Lewis and his writings.

Tolkien And C S Lewis

Author : Colin Duriez
ISBN : 9781587680267
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reveals the complex friendship between the two literary figures, noting their shared academic experiences at Oxford University, Lewis's influence on Tolkien's completion of The Lord of the Rings, and the differences in their temperaments and spiritual beliefs. Original.

America Discovers C S Lewis

Author : K. Alan Snyder
ISBN : 1498247717
Genre : History
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The continuing interest in the works of C. S. Lewis, long after his death in 1963, is a testament to the influence his writings have had on the English-speaking world, not to mention the many translations of his works into other languages. His own home nation of Great Britain was actually slower in appreciating his offerings than the United States. Lewis's books made a major impact on the American reading public, starting with the publication of the American version of The Screwtape Letters in 1943. Lewis has not only influenced the lives of Americans we may consider prominent, but also the multitude of individuals who have come across his works and have been deeply affected spiritually by what they read. The goal of this study is to document, as much as possible, the impact of Lewis on Americans from his lifetime until the present day. It also seeks to understand just why Lewis ""caught on"" in America to such a degree and why he remains so popular. ""Lewis was not an authority on theology, nor a clergyman, and the British were prejudiced against his writings on theology. But Americans knew nothing of this, and liked his books because they explained profound theological truths in language almost everyone could understand. I can honestly say I understand Lewis so much better having read this book."" --Walter Hooper, Literary Adviser to the Estate of C.S. Lewis; Editor ofThe CollectedLetters of C.S. Lewis(2000-2006) ""Snyder has made this a very good season for deeper understanding of the impact of C. S. Lewis.America Discovers C. S. Lewisjoins George Marsden's recently published 'biography' ofthe Mere Christianitywriter to explore and explain why Lewis has meant so much to so many American readers.Snyder's use of Lewis' correspondence with Americans is a special highlight in this helpful study."" --Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus, University of Notre Dame ""This is an illuminating, thoughtful account of the many strands that connected Lewis to America during his lifetime and continue to do so today. Snyder's writing is crisp, his research extensive, and his focus strong and clear."" --Diana Pavlac Glyer, Professor of English; Author ofThe Company They Keep andBandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings ""Snyder provides his readers with a carefully crafted and historically engaging roadmap to the various ways in which the life and writings of C. S. Lewis influenced American Christianity. Snyder's account of this dynamic, yet unlikely story of influence, is, itself, reflective of Lewis's remarkable impact on American Christianity and serves as a significant contribution to the continuing assessment of and appreciation for the contribution of Lewis."" -- Scott B. Key, Professor of Philosophy, California Baptist University; Director of the Academic Roundtable, C. S. Lewis Foundation K. Alan Snyder is Professor of History at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Dr. Snyder has authored four other books and also maintains a daily online commentary called Pondering Principles: Reflections on God, Man, and Life, found at ponderingprinciples.com."

C S Lewis

Author : Colin Duriez
ISBN : 9780745955872
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An Oxford student of C.S. Lewis's said he found his new tutor interesting, and was told by J.R.R. Tolkien: "Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that. You'll never get to the bottom of him." You can learn a great deal about people by their friends and nowhere is this more true than in the case of C.S. Lewis, the remarkable academic, author, populariser of faith - and creator of Narnia. He lost his mother early in life, and became estranged from his father, much to his regret. Throughout his life, key relationships mattered deeply to him, from his early days in the north of Ireland and his schooldays in England, as still a teenager in the trenches of World War One, and then later in Oxford. The friendships he cultivated throughout his life proved to be vital, influencing his thoughts, his beliefs and his writings. What did Arthur Greeves, a life-long friend from his adolescence, bring to him? How did J.R.R. Tolkien, and the other members of the now famous Inklings, shape him? Why, in his early twenties, did he move in with a single mother twice his age, Janie Moore, and live with her for so many years until her death? And why did he choose to marry so late? What of the relationship with his alcoholic and gifted brother, who eventually joined his unusual household? In this sparkling new biography, which draws on material not previously published, Colin Duriez brings C.S. Lewis and his friendships to life.

Out Of My Bone

Author : Don W. King
ISBN : 9780802863997
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A captivating collection of letters offers rare personal insight into the life of C. S. Lewis's wife, an accomplished writer in her own right, revealing her curious mind and chronicling her intellectual journey, from secular Judaism to Christianity; her struggles in reconciling her career goals with family life; and her confrontation with cancer, which eventually took her life.

Women And C S Lewis

Author : Carolyn Curtis
ISBN : 9780745956954
Genre : Religion
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Sexism in Narnia? Or Screwtape? Or among the Inklings? Critics have labelled C.S. Lewis a sexist, even a misogynist. Did the life and writing of the hugely popular British author and professor betray attitudes that today are unacceptable, even deplorable? The younger Lewis was criticized for a mysterious living arrangement with a woman, but his later marriage to an American poet, Joy Davidman, became a celebrated love story. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien formed a legendary literary group, the Inklings – but without women. Women and C.S. Lewis features academics and writers who come together to investigate the accusations: Alister McGrath, Randy Alcorn, Monika Hilder, Holly Ordway, Don W. King, Kathy Keller, Colin Duriez, Crystal Hurd, Jeanette Sears, David C. Downing, Michael Ward, Devin Brown, Malcolm Guite, Joy Jordan-Lake, Steven Elmore, Andrew Lazo, Mary Poplin, Christin Ditchfield, Lyle W. Dorsett, Paul McCusker, Crystal Downing, Kasey Macsenti, Brett McCracken, John Stonestreet, Kelly Belmonte, Brad Davis. Women and C.S. Lewis provides broad and satisfying answers. Editors are Carolyn Curtis, veteran journalist and book author; Mary Pomroy Key, Director, C.S. Lewis Study Center, Northfield, Massachusetts. Editorial Reviews “A remarkably fine tribute to C.S. Lewis.” Walter Hooper, C.S. Lewis Estate. “Thanks! Someone needed to write this book.” Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of Miracles, Bonhoeffer, 7 Men, and others. “Not all contributors agree, but all take seriously the significance of gender to the world, and we should as well.” Marjorie Lamp Mead, Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College. “Thought-provoking from the very first page, this collection brings together a wide variety of perspectives on a single, significant question: Was Lewis sexist? It’s a lively conversation, and there’s plenty to enjoy.” Dr. Diana Pavlac Glyer, author, Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings and The Company They Keep. “Full of shared wisdom and cogent argument that will challenge your perceptions of Lewis and his world.” Brian Sibley, author and broadcaster known for BBC serializations.

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