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 ›

In the Footsteps of Cusack

When Lawrence X. (Lex) Cusack went through the papers of his deceased father, a New York attorney, he discovered secret documents signed by John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, revealing details about their affair. Cusack reportedly sold some of the papers to collectors for $4 million. In 1994 Cusack turned other key papers over to respected Pultizer-prize-winning investigative reporter Seymour Read More ›

The Power Of Imaginative Writing

by Barbara Parsons Linville [First published in Inklings, Volume 2, Issue 2] I closed the book and for a moment felt the shock of leaving the world I had lately inhabited to return to this one. A strange storm had tossed my thoughts-whirling, scouring, casting them about me. It was like finding all one’s familiar belongings scattered over the countryside Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Selbourne

In 1271, four years before Marco Polo arrived in China, a Jewish-Italian merchant named Jacob d’Antona arrived first. He wrote an account of what he found there, and it survived on 280 loose leaves of paper wrapped in silk. He describes in vivid detail his adventures in the city of Zaitun (today’s Quanzhou). The manuscript belongs to an anonymous Italian Read More ›

Loring Ellis’s Dream Come True

Although she was over 80 years old and in a wheelchair, in 1997 this Lewisian finally went to England. By Loring Ellis In June I had the good fortune to be a part of a C. S. Lewis Literary Study Tour. Arriving at Gatwick airport we were met by private coach and guide. I knew we would have people who Read More ›

Devilish Advice

Part One (leaked by Larry Repass) My Dear Larvalog, You ARE full of surprises! First, you pulled that stunt at the Super-D Store last year, and now you have the gall to write to your “loving uncle” for advice! Well, don’t think for a minute that I would be swayed by your flowery appeal to a possible correspondence similar to Read More ›

Memorable Discovery in a Used Book Store

Imagine the surprise of Perry Bramlett when he picked up a first edition copy of Poems by C. S. Lewis (1964) in a used book store and found that it was autographed by Walter Hooper. This was Hooper’s very first publication, his first foray into C. S. Lewis studies, and his first revelation of alternative versions of works that C. Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Judge Ware

As if the September and October 1997 revelations about Cusack and Selbourne chicanery were not enough, another scandal came to light in November. That is when news broke about the highly respected U. S. district court judge James Ware, who has an appointment for life and looked like a future Supreme Court nominee. In 1963 his brother was gunned down Read More ›