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Re: [mythsoc] Lewis (and) Carroll

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  • Mike Foster
    Dom Bede Griffith turned up in yesterday s entry in Robert Ellsberg s All Saints. My goodness, what an eclectic pilgrim bunch these Inklings were. Mike ...
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      Dom Bede Griffith turned up in yesterday's entry in Robert Ellsberg's
      All Saints. My goodness, what an eclectic pilgrim bunch these Inklings
      were.

      Mike

      David Bratman wrote:

      >Carroll probably wasn't a particular influence on Lewis, but he'd certainly read not only both Alice books and Snark, but even Sylvie and Bruno, which he refers to in a letter to Dorothy Sayers.
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      >My favorite Carroll reference in a Lewis letter is a late missive to his former pupil Dom Bede Griffiths. Griffiths was writing from India, and Lewis was fluxomed by the word "ashram", of whose meaning he had no clue. He protested to Griffiths: "you wholly forget / that English is what I speak!"
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