The Lewis Legacy Issue 77

In the Footsteps of Mickelson

According to an essay in the 7 February 1997 issue of Chronicles of Higher Education, several years ago a candidate named Manfred Mickelson applied for positions teaching 18th-century literature at universities around the country. His application letter told of three books under contract, more than 40 papers presented at conferences, and articles under consideration at 12 scholarly journals. Mickelson emphasized Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Van Eldik

According to the 5 November 1997 issue of the Christian Science Monitor representatives of the United Nations gave a standing ovation to “His Royal Highness Prince Hadji Mohd al Alsagof van Eldik of Bornea” when he appeared in robes and ceremonials at a conference in Melbourne and announced that he would match Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to the United Read More ›

The C. S. Lewis Encyclopedia

In a surprise move, before publication Zondervan dropped the price of its 640-page hardcover C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia from $29.95 to $22.95. (As a result, the book can be purchased from Christian Book Distributors for only $16.95 plus $3.50 postage. Orders 1-978-977-5000.) Although the name of John West, Jr., was left off preliminary publicity, he was full co-editor and Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Yates

In his book The Discovery of the Titanic (Warner Books, 1987), Dr. Robert D. Ballard included the image of a farewell note from one of the ship’s ill-fated passengers. The man had scribbled his note on a page torn from a diary, sealed it in an empty bottle, and handed it to a woman entering a lifeboat. “if saved inform Read More ›

Ulster Centennial Booklet

The second edition of the colorful “C. S. Lewis Centenary Trail in Belfast and North Down” booklet was published by the C. S. Lewis Centenary Group in June 1998, and a copy accompanies this issue of Legacy. Among other things, it features the Royal Mail Narnia postage stamp, the Belfast statue of C. S. Lewis and a wardrobe, the blue Read More ›

Dante’s Divine Comedy

Purgatory, Journey to Joy, Part Two by Kathryn Lindskoog Mercer University Press, 1997Introduction and Preface, xiv pages, Purgatory, 202 pages A Review by Father David Baumann AT THE TIME he was writing the Comedy nearly seven hundred years ago, Durante (later shortened to Dante) Alighieri was confident that he was producing classic literature of timeless beauty. He intended to present Read More ›

Touring C. S. Lewis-Land

Touring C. S. Lewis’ Ireland and England, written by Perry Bramlett and Ronald Higdon, is a July release from Smyth & Helwys. This extraordinary book is not only an invaluable guide for real travelers, but also a magic carpet for stay-at-homes. It offers a wonderful new array of information for anyone interested in C. S. Lewis, and it is an Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 77, Summer 1998 News and Views

Katherine Paterson, C. S. Lewis lover and author of Newbery Medal Award winner Bridge to Terebithia (a realistic novel about children inspired by Narnia), has won the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Award, which is often referred to as the little Nobel prize. (It was established in 1956 by the International Board on Books for Young People and is awarded every Read More ›

The Brilliant Dark Tower

Fount Paperbacks has issued a “Special Centenary Edition” of The Dark Tower with a beautiful blue cover and shiny silver trim. Price 6.99 in England, $16 in Canada. The cover promises “the power and vision of this greatest of story tellers.” It quotes the Church Times: “The Dark Tower, I believe, is as good as anything he wrote.” Finally, it Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 77, Summer 1998 Notes and Quotes

“At Wheaton College in Illinois, where they are rather stupid fundamentalists, they have made C. S. Lewis into a god. They think he gives intellectual support for their prejudices.” A. N. Wilson, as quoted in the Times of London at the time of the release of “Shadowlands” “Kathryn Lindskoog has provided a very readable and engaging introduction to Dante…. Her Read More ›