C. S. Lewis and the Myth of Love: Four Facts and Two Questions

On October 11th at Houston Baptist University, I’ll begin a series of lectures called C. S. Lewis and the Myth of Love: (Un)veiling the Mysteries of Till We Have Faces. Anyone who has stood close to me for the last decade knows that Lewis’s last novel, “A Myth Retold,” has been the subject of my exclusive interest for many years. During that decade, my understanding...
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A World Aflame with Words

A World Aflame with Words: Musing on Malcolm Guite’s “On being told my poetry was found in a broken photo-copier” Note: By day, I work as a high school English teacher, regularly cajoling, threatening, wooing, enticing, bribing, and even tricking teenagers into reading thoroughly and, if and when at all possible, enjoying their reading, especially poetry. As such, I covet such kind thoughts...
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In the Face of What Devils May Do: C. S. Lewis’ Re-Adjustment and the Defeat of Despair

Many thanks to Kelly Belmonte for her offer to guest for her fantastic, intrigiuing, and very redemptively challenging blog All Nine.  Here’s what I wrote for her: I have been grappling recently with a cycle of unpublished sonnets by Joy Davidman, Lewis’ future wife, and in so doing have delved back again into Lewis’ sometimes troubling, sometimes transcendent poetry. When her kind...
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You too?

I’d like some feedback please, just a minute or more from the dozens of you who stop by. Many people feel intimidated by C. S. Lewis. A bunch of people confess (usually to my well-placed spies rather than to me) to feeling intimidated by ME as I talk about the man. You too? Tell me about the experience of intimidation surrounding CSL. I know when I read a really carefully-researched book...
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