As I may have mentioned before, I started working on a post on Susan Pevensie as related to gender, after reading someone saying Lewis ‘didn’t like women’ and talking about his ‘issues with women’ and mentioning Susan as a case in point. It’s turning out to be a bit more complicated than I anticipated, as […]
I’m reading Lewis’s essays in chronological order (at least the ones I haven’t read yet), and I just read a strangely titled but very interesting one. The title is ‘Bluspels and Flalanspheres: A Semantic Nightmare.’ Told you it was weird! Bluspels and Flalanspheres are two words Lewis made up to illustrate the point he was […]
Most of the sets, and many reviews and articles, refer to C.S. Lewis’s interplanetary novels as the ‘Space Trilogy.’ Given his discussion of the term ‘space’ in the first of those novels, Out of the Silent Planet, I think Lewis himself would have objected to that title. He saw the modern term ‘space’ as usurping […]
This is just a note to let you know that I’ve had to suspend work on this project at this time. Some personal things have come up that need to take precedence. I will return as soon as possible. Prayers would be appreciated.
Lately I’ve been reading The Allegory of Love, hoping that it would give me some insight both into Lewis’ perspective on literature, writing, and literary criticism, and into some of the pieces that influenced him personally and as a writer. I have not been disappointed. I’m working through the chapter on The Romance of the Rose, […]
I’ve been thinking a bit lately about how I approach literature, and specifically how I’m approaching this project on C.S. Lewis. I almost laughed out loud when I realized that many of the principles I’m applying come not so much from literature classes, but from church and Bible classes! I mean, it makes sense in […]