Tag Archives: literary friendship

The Regent College BS Guild and the Inklings

It was a brief and intensely happy time of my life. My wife and I moved from rural Japan to the grand city of Vancouver. Never having lived in anything more than a small town and moving from a mountain … Continue reading

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A Call for Literary Patrons

I still have not found the words—or the time to search very hard—to describe the sublime experience of my research and conference trip to the Midwest these past couple of weeks. I spent nearly five days in archival and secondary … Continue reading

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“You’re one of me too”: Venn Diagram Friends by Neil Gaiman and C.S. Lewis

It is one of the of the more moving moments in C.S. Lewis’ autobiography, Surprised by Joy. Lewis was living a largely lonely childhood, his only friend being his older brother. Then something utterly surprising happens: It is a curious truth, … Continue reading

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Talking of Books

My grandmother used to read aloud bits of whatever she was reading to my grandfather. Most typically this was the newspaper. Grampie would be sitting on the sofa reading the Holstein Journal, while Grammie would sit in her well-worn arm … Continue reading

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Meeting the Oddest Inkling: The Early Letters of C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams

I have been reading the newly minted blog, The Oddest Inkling, by American Charles Williams scholar and past Pilgrim guest blogger Sørina Higgins. As I’ve been following the first few posts, I’ve also been reading through C.S. Lewis’ letters, and … Continue reading

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