The Lewis Legacy Issue 76

Lewis Legacy Readers Who Contributed To The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia

D. Aeshliman has written for journals on both sides of the Atlantic and has taught at Columbia, The University of Virginia, and two Swiss universities. He is currently Docente in English at the University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano and Associate Professor of Education at Boston University. His book The Restitution of Man: C. S. Lewis and the Case Against Read More ›

Kilnswatch: Later History of the Kilns Property

With Mrs. Moore contributing, the Lewises’ 1930 dream came true. Through the years that followed, the brothers made occasional changes in the house and grounds but left the two kilns where they had stood since before 1880. Perhaps those large conical kilns gave Lewis the image of the large, conical tombs where Shasta spent the night in The Horse and Read More ›

C. S. Lewis’s Buried Gold: “Break, Sun, My Crusted Earth”

Break, sun, my crusted earth, Pierce, needle of light, within, Where blind, immortal metals have their birth And crystals firm begin. To limbs and loins and heart Search with thy chemic beam, Strike where the self I know not lives apart Beneath the surface dream. For Life in secret goes About his work. In gloom The mother helping not nor Read More ›

Book Review: Dante’s Divine Comedy, Inferno Retold

By Nancylou Patterson Dante’s Divine Comedy: Inferno, Retold, with Notes, by Kathryn Lindskoog (Macon, Georgia, Mercer University Press, 1997), 226 pp. THE INFERNO is the first of the three portions of Dante’s Divine Comedy, and for many people, the only one they have read. It should not in fact be read in isolation, because it is the first movement of Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 76, Spring 1998 News and Views

“C. S. Lewis as Critic (and His Critics)” by Leland Ryken of Wheaton College, at the 15th annual Cornerstone Festival, Bushnell, IL, 1-5 July 1998. Call 773-989-2087 for information about the great array of speakers and activities. Total camp cost: $75 per adult. “C. S. Lewis’ Intellectual, Theological and Literary World” will be taught by Paul Holmer of Yale University Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 76, Spring 1998 Stop and Shop

Books by Legacy readers C. S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor by Lionel Adey has just been released. (Eerdmans, 6″ by 9″ paperback, 312 pages, $22.00, 14.99.) This new literary study of Lewis traces his development as a voracious reader and writer of books. Among other things, Adey devotes a chapter to each kind of writing Lewis did. Lionel Adey Read More ›

Back to the Future: This Is Called Restoration

In his evocative 4-page 1997 fundraising letter, Douglas Gresham claimed that Stanley Mattson’s C. S. Lewis Foundation had already completed 88% of the work needed to restore the Kilns to its original 1930s condition. (Not 87% or 89%, but exactly 88%.) “Would you, therefore, consider making a gift in any amount to help the C. S. Lewis Foundation attain their Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 76, Spring 1998 Notes and Quotes

“Much is made of Jack’s ‘Anglicanism’, indeed far more is made of it by others than was ever made of it by Jack. Jack was more and more a Mere Christian, and towards the end of his life was less Churchian than anyone I know. I think it is inevitable that as one grows closer to Christ (as Jack did) Read More ›

The Power of a Pious Myth: Milking the Kilns Cash Cow

Doug Gresham’s 1997 fundraising letter began, “Four miles from the towering spires of Oxford lies a modest brick home. A single glance would lead one to believe that the resident family had decided to restore the 72-year-old house. They would be right about the restoration, but the family…, well, that is a bit more complex. “Within the walls of this Read More ›

Letter from Barbara Linville

Barbara Parsons Linville holds a degree from the University of Denver. She is a published freelance writer, conducts annual trips to England with her husband, Delbert, and occasionally lectures on various topics concerning C. S. Lewis and the Inklings. See her article on pp. 12-13. I began reading Lewis back in the mid-70’s. After a slow start (I had almost Read More ›