Tag Archives: Voltaire

Lessons on Christian Culture from Good Omens, and Why the Protests Make Weird Sense

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars I decided to reread Good Omens because of the Amazon Prime series–though don’t tell fundamentalist American Christians that the series … Continue reading

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William Morris’ Nonsense from Nowhere

One of C.S. Lewis’ great literary conversation partners was William Morris. Lewis wrote literary criticism about him beginning in his first collection of essays (Rehabilitations, 1939, now in Selected Literary Essays). In that early literary essay, delivered first to the … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Letters from Earth: A Pre-/Post-Screwtapian Discovery

One of the readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia tipped me off to a lost-but-found work by Mark Twain. Letters from Earth was written in 1909 but not published until long after his death in 1962. This little book, incomplete … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Writing a C.S. Lewis Birthday Post

He’s dead. Well, that’s the main reason I’m not writing a special happy birthday post for C.S. Lewis. True, if he were alive, we would be celebrating his eleventy-fourth birthday, which would be exceptional indeed. But he isn’t alive. He … Continue reading

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