The Lewis Legacy Issue 81

Owen Barfield’s Children

C. S. Lewis dedicated The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to Geoffrey Corbett,adopted son of Owen Barfield. When Corbett turned 21 he legally changed his name to Barfield, and in the new Collins edition of the book his name is given as Geoffrey Barfield. The only catch is that his name was never Geoffrey; it is Jeffrey. C. S. Lewis Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 News and Views

Rising Image Productions of Nashville has announced that British actor David Payne offers two one-man Lewis shows for U. S. churches: “Mist in the Morning: A walk through the Shadowlands” and “C. S., My Life’s Journey.” For information and brochures call toll-free: 1-877-CSLEWIS. Free CD offered while they last. The second C. S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium at Taylor University Read More ›

Walter Hooper’s Papers

Why did Walter Hooper’s friends at the Manuscripts Department of the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina abruptly withdraw his collection of C. S. Lewis-related correspondence from public access shortly after some of its incriminating and embarrassing content was revealed in 1995 in Light in the Shadowlands? A curious non-answer to that question is provided by Hooper in Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 Stop and Shop

Books by Legacy Readers Nancy-Lou Patterson’s new fantasy for young adults, The Tramp Room, tells of a young girl falling asleep in the Joseph Schneider Haus today and awakening there in the 1850s. She experiences life in that Mennonite community, learning about the simplicity, hard work, and artistry of that culture. Trade paperback edition from Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Read More ›

CSL in the OED: Check the Dictionary

David Clarke, a Scottish accountant, has published an unusual article about C. S. Lewis in the January-February 1999 issue of CSL: Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society titled “CSL in the OED.” There he assembles and analyzes the use of quotations by C. S. Lewis in the mammoth Oxford English Dictionary. Clarke begins by stating that there Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 Notes and Quotes

“When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the world-old, world-wide religio of amulets and holy places and priest craft; Protestantism, in its corresponding decay, becomes a vague mist of ethical platitudes.” The Allegory of Love — a foretaste of Till We Have Faces? “I enjoyed myself greatly at Oxford, made friends, talked late into the night, and even worked sometimes, and Read More ›

The Mourne Mountains

by James O’Fee The Mourne Mountains lie in the southern part of County Down, Northern Ireland. The Carlingford Mountains are an outlier of the Mournes, separated by the narrow fjord-like sea inlet, Carlingford Lough. The Carlingford mountains lie in modern County Louth, in the Republic of Ireland. Once, however, the area was the homeland of the Ulster hero Cuchullain and Read More ›

Kathryn Lindskoog’s Informal Answer to the Ninth Non-Proof

IN MARCH 1999 Ed Brown announced on MERELEWIS that he has put to rest the claim that Walter Hooper’s 1975 bonfire story is false. Ed is a good-hearted man who means well, but he has never read my two books and several articles about the subject and has no idea that his is the ninth bogus proof that has been Read More ›