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The Resource The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

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The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
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The fellowship
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the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
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Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
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eng
Summary
  • "A stirring group biography of the Inklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis"--
  • C. S. Lewis is the twentieth century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met every week in Lewis's Oxford rooms and in nearby pubs. They discussed literature, religion, and ideas; read aloud from works in progress; took philosophical rambles through woods and fields; gave one another companionship and criticism; and, in the process, rewrote the cultural history of their times. Here, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. The result is an extraordinary account of the ideas, affections, and vexations that drove the group's most significant members. C. S. Lewis maps the medieval and Renaissance minds, becomes a world-famous evangelist and moral satirist, and creates new forms of religiously attuned fiction while wrestling with personal crises. J.R.R. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into gripping story while conducting groundbreaking Old English scholarship. Owen Barfield, a philosopher for whom language is the key to all mysteries, becomes Lewis's favorite sparring partner and, for a time, Saul Bellow's chosen guru. And Charles Williams, poet, author of "supernatural shockers, " and strange acolyte of romantic love, turns his everyday life into a mystical pageant. Romantics who scorned rebellion, fantasists who prized reality, wartime writers who believed in hope, Christians with cosmic reach, the Inklings sought to revitalize literature and faith in the twentieth century's darkest years---and did so in dazzling style. --From publisher description
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collective biography
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Zaleski, Philip
Dewey number
  • 820.900912
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.I54
LC item number
Z35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Zaleski, Carol
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  • Inklings (Group of writers)
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Barfield, Owen
  • Williams, Charles
  • Literature and society
  • Oxford (England)
  • Barfield, Owen
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Williams, Charles
  • Inklings (Group of writers)
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature and society
  • England
  • England
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dabblers in ink -- "A star shines on the hour of our meeting" -- Heaven in a biscuit tin -- Advent lyrics -- Hard knocks and dreaming spires -- "Words have a soul" -- A mythology for England -- Wanted: an intelligible absolute -- A meeting of minds -- Inklings assemble -- Romantic theology -- Secondary worlds -- War, again -- Mere Christians -- Loss and gain -- Miracles -- "Making up is a very mysterious thing" -- The long-expected sequel -- The dialectic of desire -- Inklings first and last -- Epilogue: The recovered image
Control code
ocn894149486
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374154097
Lccn
2014040390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1179824
  • (Sirsi) o894149486
  • (OCoLC)894149486
Label
The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dabblers in ink -- "A star shines on the hour of our meeting" -- Heaven in a biscuit tin -- Advent lyrics -- Hard knocks and dreaming spires -- "Words have a soul" -- A mythology for England -- Wanted: an intelligible absolute -- A meeting of minds -- Inklings assemble -- Romantic theology -- Secondary worlds -- War, again -- Mere Christians -- Loss and gain -- Miracles -- "Making up is a very mysterious thing" -- The long-expected sequel -- The dialectic of desire -- Inklings first and last -- Epilogue: The recovered image
Control code
ocn894149486
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374154097
Lccn
2014040390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1179824
  • (Sirsi) o894149486
  • (OCoLC)894149486

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