online discussion on controversial new book on C.S. Lewis
- The Chronicle of Higher Education is sponsoring a live,
online discussion about the allegations in "Sleuthing C.S. Lewis:
More Light in the Shadowlands," by Kathryn Lindskoog, which
is about to be published by the Mercer University Press. The
book charges that several literary and theological works attributed
to Lewis are, in fact, the products of systematic forgery -- allegations
that are vigorously disputed by other experts on Lewis. The cover
story in the new issue of The Chronicle explores the controversy
and its significance in terms of literary studies, and the legacy
of C.S. Lewis.
In the discussion, Joe Christopher, a Lewis expert who wrote
the introduction to the new book, will respond to comments and
questions about the dispute. The discussion will take place
online on Thursday, July 19 at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.
The Chronicle invites members of this list to read the article,
to join the discussion, and to post questions or comments
for Mr. Christopher (advance questions are encouraged
and may be posted now) at:
A transcript of the discussion will be posted at this address
after the chat is over.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The foundation article (very interesting if you follow this controversy) in
the CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION is also available, here:
I've seen KL's comments on it (avail. on request); she liked the treatment
but points out a few inaccuracies, such as Hooper saying she'd "made a
living" out of him.