The Fellowship

The Fellowship

The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

Book - 2015
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"A stirring group biography of the Inklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374154097
0374154090
9780374713799
Characteristics: 644 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Zaleski, Carol

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RLoewens
Jun 22, 2015

Barfield's "Great War" arguments, along with History in English Words and Poetic Diction, revealed to Lewis the fallacy of "chronological snobbery", the assumption, as common now as then, that the present owns more of the truth than the past, that the ideas o longer in vogue are most likely false." p. 121-122

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RLoewens
Jun 22, 2015

"Every effective metaphor brings with it a more complete perception of the world and its interrelationships." p. 119

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RLoewens
Jun 18, 2015

"Fantasy became the voice of faith. And it made for a cracking good story."

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Tabaqui
Dec 24, 2016

An interesting look at four different Inklings. A bit biography, a bit analysis, this book is a lot of fun to read if you don't mind persevering through rather scholarly wording. I learned from it, and also learned how their separate lives interwove.

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