The Lewis Legacy Issue 83

An Open Letter to Patricia Batstone

5 Foxglove Close. Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon EX14 4QE. 1987 doctoral thesis at Exeter College: “Shadow into Substance: Education and Identity in the Fantasy of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien” IN DEBT TO C. S. LEWIS: a collection of 200 accounts of how C. S. Lewis has influenced readers (1999). Saturday, February 5, 2000 Dear Patricia Batstone, A Read More ›

Ministering Angels

C. S. Lewis’s name is on the cover of David G. Hartwell’s giant anthologyThe Science Fiction Century (1997, Tor Books, 1005 pp.) and “Ministering Angels” is included with the following introduction. C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is important both as a writer and critic of science fiction. He is indeed one of the sophisticated literary men of the century, whose scholarship Read More ›

Narnia Performance

The Brookstone theatre company debuted ten years ago in Toronto. Brookstone is associated with Lamb’s Players of San Diego and connected with Toronto’s Walmer Road Church. It has launched seven original works like “Tent Meeting,” six Toronto premiers, and original versions of works like “Miracle Worker” and “Godspell.” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” was performed from 10 December Read More ›

Hooper’s Family Heritage: North Carolina History

The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill houses a treasure trove of C. S. Lewis material purchased from alumnus Walter Hooper in 1980. (Hooper included a bootleg copy of the Lewis Family Papers.) After Lindskoog used the Hooper collection in Light in the Shadowlands, Hooper got the library to close down access to most of the collection. It is Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 83, Winter 2000 News and Views

London’s Curtis Brown Literary Agency no longer represents C S Lewis Pte Ltd. Instead, an agency called the C S Lewis Company Ltd has been set up with two people to handle these lucrative matters. It has reportedly had two addresses so far: one in Lymingtin and one in Bristol. Rachel Churchill has been dealing with requests there. In his Read More ›

The Wisdom of Puddleglum: From George MacDonald?

George MacDonald “The Temptation in the Wilderness,” Unspoken Sermons, First Series “And when he can no longer feel the truth, he shall not therefore die. He lives because God is true; and he is able to know that he lives because he knows, having once understood the word that God is truth. He believes in the God of former vision, Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 83, Winter 2000 Stop and Shop

BOOKS BY LEGACY READERS “Bloody Farce”: Irony, Farce and Morality in Dorothy L. Sayers’ Have His Carcase by Nancy-Lou Patterson (Ontario, Canada, 1999: 38 pages, 150 copies). Patterson begins by stating frankly that Have His Carcase is the least appreciated novel by Sayers. She quotes various critics: “the weakest of the Wimsey stories,” “intricacy of plot development that becomes oppressive,” Read More ›

Sister Penelope, Author

The Wood (An Outline of Christianity) by Perry Bramlett In Suffolk, VA, I went to an old junk bookshop and found a dirt cheap prize: The Wood (An Outline of Christianity) by Sister Penelope! It has a blurb on the back by C. S. Lewis for another book of hers, The Coming Of The Lord: “I am simply delighted with Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 83, Winter 2000 Notes and Quotes

“[Lewis’s] real power was not of proof; it was depiction.” Austin Farrer, friend of C. S. Lewis “First be absolutely sure that you have identified the truth (and the Scriptures are the place to go to check) and then hold fast to it and insist on it, gently and with kindness.” Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis “A peculiar Read More ›

Hours of Golden Reading: Missionary Memories

Kathryn Lindskoog told the following story in 1973 to about 100 people at the tenth anniversary commemoration of C. S. Lewis death that she had arranged in Santa Ana, California (reminiscent of St. Anne’s). “Robert Lehnhart was serving with Missionary Aviation Fellowship in Ecuador when he first got a copy of Surprised by Joy, the autobiography of C. S. Lewis. Read More ›