The Lewis Legacy Issue 76

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Walter Hooper’s “Diabolical Ventriloquism”

Walter Hooper’s first known foray into Screwtape territory apparently took place during his 1965-1967 tenure as college chaplain at Wadham. He wrote a Screwtape letter and published it under the title “Hell and Immortality” in an undated periodical called Breakthrough. (A copy exists in the Wade Center.) It is approximately 2,000 words long and aimed at male college students. In Read More ›

May Announcement from James O’Fee about the UK’s 1998 Narnia Stamp

The design of the Royal Mail C. S. Lewis stamp is now public, and it is gorgeous! The designer is Peter Malone. The stamp shows Mr Tumnus and Lucy, hand-in-hand, running with Aslan over snow, in front of a lamp-post. Wording along the left margin reads ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS LEWIS’. The denomination of the stamp 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 ›