The Lewis Legacy Issue 82

In the Footsteps of Glass

According to the July/August 1998 issue of Columbia Journalism Review, the Stephen Glass saga may be the biggest hoax in modern journalism. Glass has been described as an unusually affable and likable but insecure person who needs constant affirmation. In 1994 he worked for Heritage Institute’s Policy Review, where he published six articles. He was a bright, prolific young reporter Read More ›

Update on the C. S. Lewis Fundraising Foundation

In his July 1999 fundraising letter Stan Mattson reported that he has recently received two foundation grants and several very generous gifts from individuals; but the net financial surplus from Oxbridge ’98 was only $8.80 per person, and it took time away from other fundraising activities. He says that over 800 attended, which means total surplus from tuition was only Read More ›

Lamb’s Players Theatre: Till we Have Faces Drama

Till We Have Faces received an overwhelming response as a workshop production at the 1998 C. S. Lewis Centennial Celebration in Cambridge. That encouraged Lamb’s Players to mount it as a full production in its 1999 season, from 13 August to 19 September. The stage adaptation used a cast of 12 and a vivid and physical theatricality to bring the Read More ›

The Fate of Peter Rabbit

In the April 1999 issue of Mythprint David Bratman reviewed The Case ofPeter Rabbit: Changing Conditions of Literature for Children by Margaret Mackey (Garland, 1998, hc, 208 pp., $55.) Frederick Warne, Potter’s original publisher and copyright owner, is now a tiny imprint of a multimedia conglomorate. Mackey says the re-engraving of Potter’s art for copyright reasons has been poorly done, Read More ›

Book Finds by Perry Bramlett

I I have bought a book titled Ruth Pitter: Homage to A Poet (1969) The introduction is by David Cecil, and the essays in her honor are by Cecil, Kathleen Raine, John Wain, John Betjeman and others. In Wain’s essay (“Poet of Living Form”), he writes: “C. S. Lewis, in his book on sixteenth-century English literature, makes a distinction between Read More ›

Controlling the Lewis Legacy

by Mike Perry In the US, copyright isn’t based on an extension of property ownership. It’s based on a public interest in seeing that the creators of new works are sufficiently rewarded to encourage them in their work. Seventy-five years takes in virtually anyone’s adult life, and life + 50 years would take in the life of the spouse even Read More ›

C. S. Lewis and Dante’s Paradise

The strong influence of Dante’s Paradise in the life and writing of C. S. Lewis has gone almost unnoticed until now. I. Dante’s Paradise in the Life of C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis read Dante’s Inferno in Italian when he was in his teens, and he read Dante’s Purgatory in the hospital when he was recovering from wounds he Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 82, Autumn 1999 Notes and Quotes

“… when I was commissioned by a publisher to write the life of C.S. Lewis, I thought ‘Oh, good, I am going to enjoy this very, very much.’ And I did enjoy it, but I found, in the course of writing that book, something had happened to me. I wouldn’t put it as strongly as to say that I had Read More ›

Books by Legacy Readers

Eerdmans has re-released (in paperback) Corbin Scott Carnell’s Bright Shadow of Reality: C. S. Lewis and the Feeling Intellect and re-titled it Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C. S. Lewis. This was the first and best treatment of Lewis and sensucht. Phillip Yancey’s latest book is The Bible Jesus Read (Zondervan, 1999). As part of his personal journey Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 82, Autumn 1999 Stop and Shop

C. S. Lewis sent a postcard to Jill Flewett Freud (Mrs Clement Freud) on28 February 1952 thanking her for her “kind tribute, less solemn and bumbling than Professor Wheeler’s. I did catch the 6.45 but without much time to spare. Best love to all…” Signed J. Offered in Catalogue Forty Eight of dealer Sophie Dupre for 750. At that rate, Read More ›