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A Room of His Own: A Literary-Cultural Study of Victorian Clubland by Barbara J. Black (Goodreads Review)

A Room of His Own: A Literary-Cultural Study of Victorian Clubland by Barbara J. Black My rating: 4 of 5 stars There is a lot about the Victorian age that I am either missing or that has been warped in … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Christmas Sermon for Pagans (Friday Feature)

I have spoken often enough of literary Providence: from time to time the book we really need falls from the shelf, lands in our mailbox, or gets handed to us by a friend (or enemy) at the very best time. … Continue reading

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George Watson’s Provocative Comments on C.S. Lewis as Literary Critic

One of the advantages of finding new libraries is that the librarian’s skill of book-buying is more art than science. The librarians I know, despite their adept use of analytics, have as much curator or architect in them as they … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Do on Election Day?

I think the question was meant sardonically. Or maybe the questioner already had an obvious answer to “What Would Jesus Do on Election Day?” For some, anyway, the answer is obvious: Jesus would vote for party A or candidate B … Continue reading

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What if Journalism Was Like This? “The Whitby Storm” in Dracula

I don’t know what we’ll end up having faith in, when it’s all said and done. Our collapse of faith in religion, democratic government, education, the university, the police force, the justice system, and many community leaders has come slowly … Continue reading

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An Essential Reading List from C.S. Lewis: An Experiment on An Experiment in Criticism

On A Pilgrim in Narnia we have been playing with lists of the key books to read–what we might call a “canon.” We’ve thought about the key books of Western literature (here and here), thought about the problems of this discussion, … Continue reading

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That Time C.S. Lewis Made Fun of Benedict Cumberbatch

Well, not quite. Benedict Cumberbatch had the audacity to be born 15 years after C.S. Lewis died. But Lewis would have mocked him, and mocked him hard, had he the chance. After the death of Charles Williams, Lewis was gathering a … Continue reading

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