Glyer's important achievement was to undo the major error of Carpenter's mostly excellent biography, which was Carpenter's insistence that the Inklings was just a group of Jack Lewis's friends and having no other or wider significance: Carpenter was insistent to the point of perversity on this point, even devoting a whole chapter ('A fox that isn't there') to hammering it home. But in this important respect Carpenter was about as wrong as it is possible to be! - as Glyer has proven.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
… Tolkien's The Notion Club Papers: Review of Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)