RE: [mythsoc] Shoddy Lands (was: C.S. Lewis and God)
- Well, it's not the most charismatic take on the subject, but I think it
gives a telling insight into the real personality of this writer so many of
us worship so. He's not Professor Tolkien, not by a long shot. Leaf by
Niggle (Tolkien's tale) is, I think, a much more compassionate take on
Also I must confess that I can relate way too well to the one I think he
called Rainbo or some such awful thing.
Lizzie the Flirt, who doesn't think that it would have been much fun to
flirt with Prof. Lewis.
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
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> [Original Message]was
> From: <SusanPal@...>
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> Date: 9/13/2004 5:05:23 PM
> Subject: [mythsoc] Shoddy Lands (was: C.S. Lewis and God)
> In a message dated 9/13/2004 1:59:42 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> lizziewriter@... writes:
> "And if you get a chance to read _The Shoddy Lands_, which I believe is a
> short story, you might enjoy that one as well."
> Warning: I found this story horribly misogynistic (and when I read it, I
> much younger and less feminist than I am now). Perhaps I was missingmaking fun of
> something; I've read some internet analyses suggesting that Lewis was
> the misogyny of the main character, but that wasn't at all my take on it.
> What do other people think of this story?
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- "dianejoy@..." wrote:
> It's interesting too that the last line says something like "What if"If I were not the explorer but the explored?" (still
> someone were to look into my mind?" [not an exact quote.]
paraphrasing, but I think that's closer)
> But the mostYes! That's the passage that, every time, literally makes my
> disturbing part for me was the knocking on the outside, and the voice
> saying "Child, let me in before the night comes." That image stuck with me
> far longer than any of the others. ---djb