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
Characteristics: 644 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Zaleski, Carol


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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

Jun 22, 2015

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

Jun 18, 2015

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


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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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