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C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams

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  • Steve Hayes
    C.S. Lewis - first reading of Charles Williams. Source: Carpenter 1978:98. It was not until February 1936, when he was calling on Nevill Coghill in Exeter
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      C.S. Lewis - first reading of Charles Williams.
      Source: Carpenter 1978:98.
      "It was not until February 1936, when he was calling on
      Nevill Coghill in Exeter College and heard his host eloquently
      praising 'The place of the Lion', that Lewis borrowed
      Coghill's copy, took it home, and read it. Perhaps it was
      fortunate that it was this book rather than any other of the
      early novels that formed his introduction to Williams's work.
      Not only did one of its themes - the necessity of taking
      philosophical and religious studies utterly seriously and not
      merely using them as 'research' - agree with what Lewis
      himself often said, but the book lacked any of the
      unpleasantness which sometimes seemed to be beneath the
      surface of the black magic and 'sexual energy' in 'War in
      Heaven' and 'Shadows of Ecstasy'."


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