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The Oxford Inklings was an informal group of literary friends who met weekly from around 1933 to 1963 to talk about ideas, read to each other pieces they were writing, and enjoy a good evening of "the cut and parry of prolonged, fierce and masculine argument."The Inklings Handbook focuses on the main members of the group, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien -- who are among tThe Oxford Inklings was an informal group of literary friends who met weekly from around 1933 to 1963 to talk about ideas, read to each other pieces they were writing, and enjoy a good evening of "the cut and parry of prolonged, fierce and masculine argument."The Inklings Handbook focuses on the main members of the group, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien -- who are among the most popular writers of the twentieth century -- Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield. Composed of two sections, this comprehensive guide provides an introduction to the Inklings themselves and an A-Z section of biographical articles, as well as the group's publications, themes, and theology. Included is an extensive bibliography and suggestions for further reading.Authoritative and engaging, Duriez and Porter's long-awaited volume makes a fascinating attempt to capture the elusive complexity of the friendships at the heart of this most remarkable association of writers....

Title : The Inklings Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Lives, Thought and Writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield and Their Friends
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ISBN : 9780827216228
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 244 Pages
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The Inklings Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Lives, Thought and Writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield and Their Friends Reviews

  • Ted
    2019-04-28 12:37

    This book is not quite what I expected at first glance, being a sort of lexicon, almost an encyclopedia, of the Inklings - especially J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield - and their major works, themes, influences, etc. It works quite well in that format, however, drawing connections and showing how the Inklings shared various themes and motifs. It also gives much more attention to Williams and Barfield than some other works more focused on the Tolkien-Lewis duo. The book does have an annoying tendency to refer to the Inklings only by their initials, and the occasional interjecting of appreciation for Iron Crown Enterprise's Middle-Earth Role Playing (MERP): The Role Playing Game of J.R.R. Tolkien's World (#8100) BOX SET , while amusing, seemed somewhat out of place. But these are only minor quibbles with what is really a very useful reference work.

  • Ann
    2019-05-24 08:39

    Good beginner's handbook. Unfortunately David Porter wrote the first ed. with Mr. Duriez. My friend David Porter has passed away. A lovely person he was!