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Unscrupulous Americans: Who Grabbed Screwtape?

Douglas Gresham has revealed, “Because of a publisher’s error, The Screwtape Letters was at one time in the public domain in the USA. This allowed certain unscrupulous and untalented Americans to simply grab it and do whatever they wanted with it. I have not seen any Americanised version but I don’t doubt that someone did such a thing.” This raises an interesting question. Read More ›

Vatican Press Release

Provided by Dan Pater, papal Nuncio to Turkey VATICAN CITY, APR 14. Next Sunday, John Paul II will canonize “a saint for our times.” This is how the religious of the Congregation of the Poor Servants of Divine Providence describe Giovanni Calabria, their founder. Calabria was born in Verona, Italy in 1873. No sooner ordained a priest, he dedicated himself Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 From the Mailbag

On a trip with Clyde Kilby once, we went through Little Lea, and I made slides of the attic where the mountains can be seen across the fields. Met Bessie Lewis on that trip, and of course Wolfie and Ruth Parker [a cousin of the Lewis brothers]. His real name was Desmond Parker, as I recall. We met Maureen Blake Read More ›

In the Footsteps of WICCA

An ancient religion derived from a twentieth-century club for boys and girls? According to an article by Andy Steiner in the November/December 1998 issue of Utne Reader, “For many years, Wiccans [witches] have turned to scholars like anthropologist-historian Margaret Murray for proof that their religion’s roots are planted deeply in history.” Steiner draws on an article by John Michael Greer Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Wilcominski

A Jewish holocaust victim’s memoir by a non-Jewish non-victim?In 1995 Binjamin Wilcominski published Fragments, telling the vivid, heartrending story of his early childhood spent in Nazi concentration camps during World War Two. He was born a Jew in Latvia in 1938. After surviving years in prison camps, he arrived in Switzerland in 1948 and grew up as a German-speaking Swiss. Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Monty

A horse-training memoir that is mostly horsefeathers? The Horse Whisperer (Dell, 1995), an enormously popular novel by British author Nicholas Evans, hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list. In 1996 Robert Redford made the movie. American horse trainer Monty Roberts’ The Man Who Listens to Horses (Random House, 1996) presented him as “a real life horse whisperer.” Read More ›

To Lewis Readers

Written by Nancy-Lou Patterson for Mythlore Dante’s Divine Comedy: Paradise, retold, with notes, by Kathryn LindskoogMacon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, (1988), 235 pp. ISBN 0-86554-584-7. AS RECENTLY AS 1991, C. S. Lewis was characterized as one of “the great medievalists” by Norman F. Cantor in Inventing the Middle Ages. He added that among medievalists of the twentieth century, “Lewis … Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 News and Views

Rising Image Productions of Nashville has announced that British actor David Payne offers two one-man Lewis shows for U. S. churches: “Mist in the Morning: A walk through the Shadowlands” and “C. S., My Life’s Journey.” For information and brochures call toll-free: 1-877-CSLEWIS. Free CD offered while they last. The second C. S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium at Taylor University Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 Stop and Shop

Books by Legacy Readers Nancy-Lou Patterson’s new fantasy for young adults, The Tramp Room, tells of a young girl falling asleep in the Joseph Schneider Haus today and awakening there in the 1850s. She experiences life in that Mennonite community, learning about the simplicity, hard work, and artistry of that culture. Trade paperback edition from Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 Notes and Quotes

“When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the world-old, world-wide religio of amulets and holy places and priest craft; Protestantism, in its corresponding decay, becomes a vague mist of ethical platitudes.” The Allegory of Love — a foretaste of Till We Have Faces? “I enjoyed myself greatly at Oxford, made friends, talked late into the night, and even worked sometimes, and Read More ›