By Colin Duriez
Even if this can be your first stopover at to C S Lewis's marvelous myth global otherwise you were there time and again, you have to carry alongside this convenient better half to the panorama and population of Narnia, together with an A to Z advisor to its characters, locations, items, and events.
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It is generally agreed by scholars that the four key members were Lewis, Tolkien, Williams and Barfield. Williams began regularly attending meetings when he was evacuated to Oxford from the London office of the Oxford University Press at the outbreak of the Second World War. But there were other evacuees that also made an enormous impact on Lewis. Days before the outbreak of war, one and a half million city children were dispersed around the country. m. on 30 August 1939. There were no illusions about Hitler’s intentions.
Tolkien, recently come to Oxford from Leeds University, who soon became a lifelong friend. They would criticise one another’s poetry, drift into theology and philosophy, and pun or talk English department politics. Tolkien soon shared what had been a private world, early tales and poems of his invented mythology of Middle-earth. He also most likely shared a beautiful verse translation of Beowulf, the Early English poem that inspired much of Tolkien’s literary philosophy. S. Lewis was of great significance to both men.
S. ’ It was an embarrassing confession! And the words had barely left my lips before I felt oddly foolish and vulnerable. My confessor was the late Roger Lancelyn Green. M. R. S. Lewis. The confession was prompted by reading Lewis’s spidery inscription in a first edition of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, acknowledging that without Roger’s enthusiasm and encouragement (at a time when Lewis’s closest friend, Tolkien, had proved an unsympathetic critic) Narnia might never have come into being.
A Field Guide to Narnia by Colin Duriez