2999Re: [mythsoc] Re: Novelists influenced by C. S. Lewis
- Feb 4 10:14 PMIn a message dated 2/4/01 9:39:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, alexeik@...
> That's odd, I've always thought the influence [of Lewis onI defer to your superior knowledge of Wolfe. To be honest, I was going by
> Gene Wolfe] was pretty glaring.
the few short stories I've read and the plot descriptions of the novels I've
heard. Clearly you know much more of Wolfe than I do. I did once have an
interesting discussion with Wolfe at a con about _The Dark Tower_.
David S. Bratman (in a post that everyone except me seems to have received)
> It all boils down to, what does Don actually want? BooksThere have been a number of books (or series of books) that were published
> whose authors were inspired by Lewis? If so, inspired in
> what way? Books that Lewis would have liked? Books
> that resemble Lewis's? If so, resemble in what way?
> Content? Spiritual depth? Style? Quality? None of
> these lists will be the same.
mostly by Christian publishing houses and sold mostly in Christian bookstores
which were inferior imitations of _The Chronicles of Narnia_. My impression
is that the vogue for these books is past now. It peaked in the early '80's.
(In fact, as I wrote on this list a while ago, I wonder if the vogue for
Lewis at Christian bookstores is past now.) It would take me a while to come
up with the names of some of them. In a clear sense, they were influenced by
Lewis. In an even clearer sense, it's not much of a complement to Lewis to
say that these books were influenced by him.
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