Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

I’m pleased to remind readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia of Becka’s great blog. And what a great time! She is pumping Diana Pavlac Glyer’s new book, Bandersnatch–a must read for Inklings lovers in 2016.

Becka's Book Review

Multitudes of readers and movie-goers are familiar with the names and writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Many are also aware that the two literary giants were part of a ‘club’ called The Inklings, though they may not know anything about the group. Fewer realize that there were well over a dozen more Inklings, although some have heard of Christopher Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield. Hardly anyone can name all nineteen, and perhaps nobody has read every single thing ever published by every single one of them – except Dr. Diana Glyer.

From the treasure houses of knowledge accumulated over twenty-plus years of meticulous research, Dr. Glyer presents in Bandersnatch a well-balanced blend of trustworthy factual information and thoughtful insight regarding the individuals who were the Inklings, their personal interactions with one another, and both the public and private workings of the group as a corporate body.

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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5 Responses to Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

  1. robstroud says:

    Heading over to continue reading…

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  2. Hannah says:

    I very much enjoyed reading “The Company They Keep” by her.

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      • Hannah says:

        E.g. pp 141-144 on the the funny, allegorical/satirical correspondence between the two (fictive) law offices Barfield & Barfield (Barfield) and Messrs Blaise & Merlin (CS Lewis) called “Mark vs Tristram”, in response to an article of Lewis on the 1934 discovery of two 15th century manuscripts of Malory’s romances, and the ensuing discussions on the discrepancy between the virtues of the noble knight as portrayed in the romances and the apparent major crimes committed by Malory, besmirching his chivalrous reputation – Malory even seemed to have written the romances in prison. I wonder if this is also mentioned in the Balderdash.

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