The Lewis Legacy Issue 82

MacPhee the Ulsterman

Lewis used the term Ulsterman only seven times in all his published writings, and five were in positive references to MacPhee, as if to emphasize that MacPhee was an Ulster Scot, not a real Scot. 1 “I am very’ glad to see you, Mrs. Studdock,” he said in what Jane took to be a Scotch accent, though it was really 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 ›

C. S. Lewis: The Roads

I stand on the windy uplands among the hills of DownWith all the world spread out beneath,meadow and sea and town,And ploughlands on the far-off hillsthat glow with friendly brown. And ever across the rolling landto the far horizon line,Where the blue hills border the misty west,I see the white roads twine,The rare roads and the fair roadsthat call this 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 ›

Scrabo the Ulsterman

C. S. Lewis wrote his excellent fragment “The Most Substantial People” in1927, 18 years before he wrote about MacPhee in That Hideous Strength. It is about the Easley family of Belfast. Warren Lewis willed the story to the Wade Center, but Walter Hooper and C S Lewis Pte have blocked its publication. On every side of me were thickset men 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 ›

Hooperian Persiflage?

The essay in Present Concerns titled “Modern Man and His Categories of Thought” is suspicious in several ways. One is its view of women. The writer laments the intellectual and spiritual damage done to men by “The Emancipation of Women.” He says the proper glory of the masculine mind is disinterested concern with truth for truth’s own sake and the 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 ›