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The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994
News and Views
By: Kathryn Lindskoog
The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing
September 1, 1994

* "Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham...is writing a screenplay based on The
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first of Lewis's seven-volume
Chronicles of Narnia. 'I probably know Narnia better than anyone alive,'
says Gresham, 48, who lives on a country estate in Ireland." --Sunshine
(13 March 1994), 4.

* "According to Gresham, The Magician's Nephew should be considered the starting point for the series in accordance with Lewis' wishes." From now on Harper will publish the set (mass market, trade, and hardcover) with Magician's Nephew first. --"Buyer's Link!" from Spring Arbor book distributors

* Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard, reports that he is preparing a television series comparing the world views of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. He intends to produce a book on the subject also. --CSL, Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society, 285-286

* "Debra Winger, the meat-packer's daughter from Cleveland, first heard about C. S. Lewis when she was making a movie in the States a couple of years ago. 'I was brought up in a strict Jewish family so Lewis, with his Christian theology, wasn't part of my world. Then someone handed my son Noah a copy of Prince Caspian and we read it together. 'When we found out it was part of the Narnian Chronicles, we bought them and read them all. Then the script for Shadowlands arrived. I hope this doesn't sound egotistical but I just knew I was right for it.'" --Flicks (April 1994)

* In February 1994 Oxford University announced that in June bulldozers would roll into Magdalen College to begin to add New Longwall Quad on the west side overlooking the Deer Park. It will include almost 100 dorm rooms, a lecture theater, and a concert hall. Architect Demetri Porphyrios calls the style he has designed "Magdalen Vernacular."