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TTL 17: “The Son of Lancelot.” — by Brenton D. G. Dickieson

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
Here is Post #17 in the Series on Taliessin through Logres! It’s a long one, but a good one. Please visit the INTRODUCTION to this series first, and here is the INDEX to the…

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Is Animal Farm Greater than 1984? C.S. Lewis’ Thoughts about George Orwell’s Work

On Dec 12th, 1954 there was a live BBC TV adaption of George Orwell’s chilling dystopia, 1984. Although it was voted one of the top 100 British TV events, it is doubtful that C.S. Lewis took the time to watch it. … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s Review of C.S. Lewis’ “That Hideous Strength”

This week we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the publication of That Hideous Strength (THS). While George Orwell’s 1984 is considered among the great 20th c. dystopian novels and C.S. Lewis’  THS is read mostly by fans of dystopia or of Lewis’ work, … Continue reading

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“Men Without Chests”: A C.S. Lewis Doodle

This is the 70th anniversary of the publication of C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength. While it remains an obscure book, it is an important dystopia from the WWII-era. In fact, it dropped the same week as Animal Farm by George Orwell. Over the next couple … Continue reading

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“So Multifarious and So True”: The C.S. Lewis Blurb for the Fellowship of the Ring

C.S. Lewis was the first Tolkien nerd. He was certainly not the last. Middle Earth geeks roam the land, tucking into coffee shop corners with beat up Ballantine editions of The Silmarillion or greeting one another in Quenya at insurance seminars. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Stories behind Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice

I think that Pride & Prejudice is the best English novel, ever. Is that too much? Perhaps it is, but I’m a fan, and in the world of non-fantasy prose storytelling it is about as good as it gets for … Continue reading

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Why is Merlin in That Hideous Strength?

            I am writing a paper on C.S. Lewis and the Arthurian tradition for Sørina Higgins’ collection, The Inklings and King Arthur. As I trawl through the materials one common theme keeps coming back: How do we explain the sudden … Continue reading

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