Tag Archives: CS Lewis

Unclosed Loop: How to Think

The floor of my digital mind is littered with reflections that didn’t make it to this site.  At the end of December, I started titling a handful of entries with the phrase “Unclosed Loop.”  It’s a reference to something I … Continue reading

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Taking a Dip in Myth

Lewis continued his discussion of The Lord of the Rings as myth in “The Dethronement of Power,” his review of The Two Towers and The Return of the King that appeared in the October 1955 issue of Time and Tide. … Continue reading

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Nostalgia and Narsil

In his review of The Fellowship of the Ring, Lewis tackles the charges of “fiction as escapism or nostalgia” head-on.  We saw hints of it in yesterday’s excerpt.  We get an even better sense of it in the selection below. … Continue reading

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Middle Earth as Myth (not allegory)

One of the things you hear most when reading Tolkien (or reading about Tolkien) is whether or not The Lord of the Rings is an allegory.  Tolkien, of course, flatly denied the charge, but that hasn’t kept decades of readers … Continue reading

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“When the Gods Returned to Earth”

One of the things you find on almost every copy of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring is a quote from C. S. Lewis.  “Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here … Continue reading

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