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  • In a conversation recently with an emeritus member of the English Dept at Leeds, I asked why he opposed the proposal to make mandatory the story of Old English for their English majors. "They can't even speak MODERN English! Give them a term or two of remedial syntax and grammar, and then maybe it would be worth our time to try to teach them anything older." He made a persuasive...
    Zachary Bos Feb 28, 2014
  • "Word nerds"? "Etymoniks"?
    Zachary Bos Feb 28, 2014
  • Arts & Letters Daily's summary of Alister McGrath's "C.S. Lewis: A Life" in the Washington Post: "C.S. Lewis was a giant of science fiction and Christian apology. But what of his literary scholarship, or his marriage to an American gold digger?" And the review itself: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/cs-lewis-a-life-by-alister-mcgrath/2013/03/13/ec08be7e-8b36-11e2...
    Zachary Bos Mar 16, 2013
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  • http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Narnia-/137037/ February 11, 2013 Why Narnia? By Rowan Williams Norman Parkinson, Corbis C.S. Lewis at home, circa 1950 A middle-aged bachelor teaching English literature at Oxford proposes to publish a children's fantasy. In most publishers' offices, it is a proposal destined for the wastepaper basket. Yet no one could deny the extraordinary and...
    Zachary Bos Feb 15, 2013
  • ...of" read "a study of" (though to be sure, the author is a student of etc.). - Z On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:48 PM, Zachary Bos < zakbos@^$1 > wrote: "C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages" by Robert Boenig; a student of the writer's personal and professional engagement...
    Zachary Bos Jan 7, 2013
  • "C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages" by Robert Boenig; a student of the writer's personal and professional engagement with medieval culture and literature. As at http://www.amazon.com/C-S-Lewis-Middle-Ages/dp/1606351141 . (I hope this hasn't already been posted to the list; I'd hate to treat the same ground.) All best, Zachary
    Zachary Bos Jan 7, 2013
  • May I toot my horn? I just last week received my prize check: $1,000 for the winning entry in a contest for atheist poetry. In any case: this matter of how a naturalist, or atheist, or materialist, author, may reach after those higher themes of aspiration and transcendence and awe, without compromising their philosophical commitments, has long concerned me. I've a list of atheist...
    Zachary Bos Dec 19, 2012
  • That would be "The Point of Rest in Art". All best, Zachary On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM, OLUWATOYIN ADEPOJU < tvade3@^$1 > wrote: Could you give the title of the Patmore essay? I'm very keen on appreciating its possible relationship to Bombadil. toyin
    Zachary Bos Dec 18, 2012
  • I wonder if list members could direct me to any influence "The Roots of the Mountains" may have had on LOTR. All best, Zachary
    Zachary Bos Jul 9, 2012
  • And another review in WashPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/book-review-michael-salers-as-if-on-literary-virtual-realities/2012/02/02/gIQAtwmh0Q_story.html
    Zachary Bos Apr 20, 2012