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Re: [mythsoc] Re:"When Tolkien got precious with Lewis"

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  • Mike Foster
    Thanks, Wendell, for sharing this observation of Eriv s paperwh, I agree was one of 43 or so highlights at Aston. Mike ... It was the witchcraft interest of
    Message 1 of 13 , Sep 26, 2005
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      Thanks, Wendell, for sharing this observation of Eriv's paperwh, I agree
      was one of 43 or so highlights at Aston.

      Mike

      WendellWag@... wrote:

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      >In a message dated 9/26/2005 12:33:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      >pdgoselin@... writes:
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      >There did seem to be a hint in one letter that Charles Williams had
      >somehow "come between" Tolkien and Lewis.
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      It was
      the witchcraft interest of CW, aina?

      >One of the interesting papers at Tolkien 2005 in Birmingham (which included
      >Mythcon this year) was by Eric Rauscher. He looked at the claim that Tolkien
      >and Williams didn't get along that well and that they didn't have much in
      >common. The claim also usually says that the only reason they ever hung out
      >together was because they both knew Lewis. Eric argued that this was wrong.
      >It's clear if you look at letters and diaries from the time that the two knew
      >each other (up till Williams's death in 1945) that this isn't true. A couple
      >of decades later, when Tolkien was interviewed in the late 1960's and early
      >1970's, he sometimes spoke as if he never got along with Williams that well
      >and didn't have much in common with him, but that appears to be him re-writing
      >history. Tolkien just didn't like interviewers trying to prove that the
      >Inklings were responsible for everything in his books.
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      Again, it was the best paper Eric's done in my earshot, and kudos to him.

      Mike

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