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The Resource The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

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The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
Title
The fellowship
Title remainder
the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
Statement of responsibility
Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A stirring group biography of the Inklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis is the twentieth century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings, which met weekly in Lewis's Oxford rooms and a nearby pub. They read aloud from works in progress, argued about anything that caught their fancy, and gave one another invaluable companionship, inspiration, and criticism. In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. Lewis maps the medieval mind, accepts Christ while riding in the sidecar of his brother's motorcycle, becomes a world-famous evangelist and moral satirist, and creates new forms of religiously attuned fiction while wrestling with personal crises. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into a breathtaking story in The Lord of the Rings, while conducting groundbreaking Old English scholarship and elucidating the Catholic teachings at the heart of his vision. This extraordinary group biography also focuses on Charles Williams, strange acolyte of Romantic love, and Owen Barfield, an esoteric philosopher who became, for a time, Saul Bellow's guru. Romantics who scorned rebellion, fantasists who prized sanity, Christians with cosmic reach, the Inklings sought to revitalize literature and faith in the twentieth century's darkest years--and did so"--
  • "A stirring group biography of the Inklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis"--
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collective biography
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Zaleski, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Zaleski, Carol
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  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Barfield, Owen
  • Williams, Charles
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Barfield, Owen
  • Williams, Charles
  • Barfield, Owen
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Williams, Charles
  • Barfield, Owen
  • Lewis, C. S
  • Tolkien, J. R. R
  • Williams, Charles
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Barfield, Owen
  • Williams, Charles
  • Inklings (Group of writers)
  • Literature and society
  • Oxford (England)
  • Inklings (Mouvement littéraire)
  • Littérature et société
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • RELIGION
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Inklings (Group of writers)
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature and society
  • England
  • England
  • The Inklings
  • Inklings (Group of writers)
  • Oxford (England)
  • Literature and society
  • Engelsk litteratur
Label
The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-610) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dabblers in ink -- "A star shines on the hour of our meeting" -- Heaven in a biscuit tin -- Advent lyrics -- Hard knocks and dreaming spires -- "Words have a soul" -- A mythology for England -- Wanted: an intelligible absolute -- A meeting of minds -- Inklings assemble -- Romantic theology -- Secondary worlds -- War, again -- Mere Christians -- Loss and gain -- Miracles -- "Making up is a very mysterious thing" -- The long-expected sequel -- The dialectic of desire -- Inklings first and last -- Epilogue: The recovered image
Control code
894149486
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374154097
Lccn
2014040390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
40025264232
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894149486
Label
The fellowship : the literary lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-610) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dabblers in ink -- "A star shines on the hour of our meeting" -- Heaven in a biscuit tin -- Advent lyrics -- Hard knocks and dreaming spires -- "Words have a soul" -- A mythology for England -- Wanted: an intelligible absolute -- A meeting of minds -- Inklings assemble -- Romantic theology -- Secondary worlds -- War, again -- Mere Christians -- Loss and gain -- Miracles -- "Making up is a very mysterious thing" -- The long-expected sequel -- The dialectic of desire -- Inklings first and last -- Epilogue: The recovered image
Control code
894149486
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374154097
Lccn
2014040390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
40025264232
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894149486

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