The Lewis Legacy Issue 78

Anachronistic Slang in The Dark Tower

by James Robinson of Belfast You have observed that the name of the character “Knellie” in The Dark Tower may have been a pun on a slang word for a homosexual. The Oxford English Dictionary provides a definition of nelly as “a weak-spirited or silly person; a homosexual.” The earliest citation is in the Sunday Times of 17 September 1961, Read More ›

Lewis in Two New Shows

Attendees at Oxbridge learned of a new Broadway-style musical review about C. S. Lewis set to premiere this fall in Great Britain. “Jack: A Musical Portrait of C.S. Lewis in Music and Words” is slated to tour several cities in the United Kingdom in November, with music supplied by a young Irish composer named Keith Getty and lyrics written by Read More ›

A Voyage to Arcturus, C. S. Lewis, and The Dark Tower

by Casey R. Law, J. D. THOUGH MANY OF C. S. LEWIS’S Christian readers would find the gnostic David Lindsay an improbable influence upon Lewis, Lindsay was in fact important in inspiring Lewis to write two of his interplanetary novels, the famous Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. The heavy influence of Voyage is also (to this writers thinking) Read More ›

C. S. Lewis: The College

Mattson’s on-again, off-again plans to found a college in the United States are on again. He enthusiastically touted this perennial fundraising project to his audience at Oxbridge ’98.

A New 1998 Screwtape Letter

Discovered and Copyrighted by Berni Phillips (An entry in the Screwtape Letter Contest at Mythcon XXIX) My dear Gallstone, I cannot emphasize to you enough how valuable a resource the Internet is to us today. Consider, for starters, the initial purchase. Your man must be convinced that only the fastest and most up-to-date (and therefore expensive) machine is suitable for Read More ›

The Coming Lewis Letters

Walter Hooper says that he is now working on Volume I of Collected (and Selected) Letters of C. S. Lewis. It will include letters from 1905 to 1931 and may be published in 1999. Volume II will include letters from about 1932 to 1945 and may be published in the year 2000. Volume III will contain those from 1946 to Read More ›

C. S. Lewis’s Last Will and Testament

E-mail text provided by Mike W. Perry, Seattle, Washington This text faithfully reproduces C. S. Lewis’s last will exactly as typed including all capitalization and punctuation. (Paragraphs did not end in periods.) A Codicil was apparently attached to the will but was not available at the time this text was reproduced. The amounts in pounds, shillings and pence at the Read More ›

The Price of Oxbridge

In addition to the cost of a flight to England, the cost for one person to attend both weeks at Oxbridge ’98 was $3150, This covered the $325 registration fee, $1550 tuition fee, and $1275 for room and board. (Room and board included most breakfasts and dinners, but only a couple of lunches.) Thus it was difficult for those of Read More ›

In the High Court of Justice

The Principal Probate Registry BE IT KNOWN that CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS of The Kilns Headington Quarry Oxford died there on the 22nd day of November 1963 domiciled in England AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament with a Codicil thereto (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) of the said deceased was Read More ›

“C. S. Lewis: An Examined Life”

A PBS documentary about the life and works of C. S. Lewis has been in the works for a year, and according to Bruce Edwards filming in Ireland may take place early in 1999. There was filming at Oxbridge ’98. Personnel involved: Narrator-Michael York Director-Michael R. Rhodes Scriptwriter-Edward Gray Producer-Carol Dean Hatcher Head Advisor-Bruce L. Edwards Advisors-Joe Christopher, Diana Glyer, Read More ›