H. P. Lovecraft, C. S. Lewis, and Me.

An engaging and personal essay by Stephen Hayes, where in a journey of discovery “Perelandra restored an equilibrium in the world of my imagination.”

The Oddest Inkling

Here is a guest post by Stephen Hayes, a regular reader of this blog. It is a highly personal, spiritually-autobiographical story about his individual experience. If any of you readers would like to offer a post on Lovecraft and Williams, I’d be interested to hear a pitch.  

tree huggerCONTRIBUTOR BIO: Stephen Hayes was born in London’s East End in 1955 and studied medicine at Southampton 1974-1979. He worked for some 20 years as a Primary Care Physician and is now an Associate Dermatologist and skin cancer diagnostics educator. He blogs about skin cancer and less often about C S Lewis. He is a long-term fan of C S Lewis, and his first (Amazon kindle) novel Darwin’s Adders: A Chronicle of Pagan England 2089‘ was written after the thought came to him one July 2009 morning: ‘What if, in That Hideous Strength, the bad guys had won, and…

View original post 2,461 more words

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Reflections. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to H. P. Lovecraft, C. S. Lewis, and Me.

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Thanks for this – “these are a few of my favorite things” – works of H.P.L. & C.W.!

    I wish somebody’d do something as good cinematically with and for Williams as Raymond Saint-Jean and assorted other Canadians did in Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998)!

    Liked by 1 person

    • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

      Oops – the bottom of that intro got me thinking this was already about C.W., too! (Did I start to enjoy C.W.’s or C.S.L.’s fiction first, after years of enjoying Lovecraft’s? – probably a near thing, either way.)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    It’s been good to read this – and even better the linked longer version – and also the complementary post by the ‘other Steve Hayes’ (and all the comments – dare I say, ‘of course’?) !

    Like

  3. Pingback: A Weekend of Reading to Change Your Literary Life | A Pilgrim in Narnia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.