Thursday, December 15, 2005

A look at Narnia

A sound appraisal of The Lion, ther Witch and the Wardrobe at Collected Miscellany.

One comment on Tolkien's objection to the allegorical aspect of Lewis's work: Tolkien, a linguist, preferred the simpler sagas such as Beowulf to the allegorical work of the High Middle Ages. Lewis, on the other hand, a specialist in medieval literature, naturally loved allegory. One of his most important scholarly works (eminently readable, though) is The Allegory of Love.

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