Tag Archives: literature

A Brace of Tolkien Posts #TolkienReadingDay

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day! I have just hit the halfway point of The Silmarillion–my first time successfully reading it all the way through. Often I would start, enjoy the mythic material, then as the legendary stories of the … Continue reading

Posted in News & Links, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“I’m a Sad Ass at the Moment” C.S. Lewis’ Words with Sr. Penelope (From the Vault)

I have had a terrible, horrible, awful week. Though it moved in and out relatively quickly, I had a version of the flu I would not wish on anyone, and now I have a week of catching up to do. … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Friday, Memorable Quotes, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

“In and Out of the Moon” by Jeff McInnis

Anyone who has spent any amount of time haunting coffee shops or pubs with academics knows that many scholars have a novel or two in their desk drawer. This is especially true of scholars who study imaginative writers or speculative fiction, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Books Long Enough for Tea (a post about a lot of nothing)

One of the legendary sayings of C.S. Lewis is that he has never encountered a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit him. His brevity in writing is well known, yet his true love was … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

A Brace of Tolkien Posts (125th Birthday Week)

It is the week of Tolkien’s 125th birthday. In honour of the Professor’s twelfthty-fifth year, I thought I would catalogue the Tolkien posts featured here on A Pilgrim in Narnia. I hope you enjoy the great selection of guest bloggers … Continue reading

Posted in News & Links, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas With J.R.R. Tolkien: The Father Christmas Letters

What a find! At a yard sale a good friend scored a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Father Christmas Letters and she was good enough to give it to me. Published by his daughter-in-law in 1976 on the 3rd anniversary of Tolkien’s … Continue reading

Posted in Letters, Memorable Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Losing the Safety of the Real in That Hideous Strength

Though at times hauntingly realistic, scattered throughout C.S. Lewis’ space trilogy are moments where reality slides away from us. In the midst of the mundane—a walk at night, a conversation in a parlor, a sleepy, sunny afternoon on a hillside, … Continue reading

Posted in Fictional Worlds, Original Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments