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Perelandra: Paradise Reframed: Keeping Time on Planet Venus

Sanford Schwartz

in C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374728
eISBN:
9780199871506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374728.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Perelandra, the second volume of the Space Trilogy. Once again Lewis’s target is the modern evolutionary or “developmental” paradigm, but in this novel the emphasis shifts ... More


Conclusion: Further Transpositions: Ransom, Violence, and the Sacred

Sanford Schwartz

in C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374728
eISBN:
9780199871506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374728.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The conclusion brings together the various concerns of this study by focusing on the relations among three pivotal scenes that take place at precisely the same point in each of the three novels—the ... More


. C. S. Lewis and the Fictions of ‘Scientism’

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes C. S. Lewis' trilogy consisting of Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), and That Hideous Strength (1945). It argues that all three books chart a fairly ‘simple ... More


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