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W. H. Auden and the Inklings

Michael Piret

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Although one of W. H. Auden’s last poems formally records his indebtedness to ‘Williams and Lewis’ for guiding him back to Christianity, his affinities with the Inklings are easily overlooked. He and ... More


The Lewis Diaries: C. S. Lewis and the English Faculty in the 1920s

Tom Shippey

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at Lewis’s published Diaries 1922–1927 for evidence, not about his alleged love life, but about his first intellectual encounter with the Oxford English Faculty. It is argued that ... More


The Inklings

Walter Hooper

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The mid-twentieth-century group of writers known as the Inklings was one of Oxford’s most iconic literary circles. It provided support and criticism for its members’ work, most notably the novels of ... More


Burning Babylon: The Attack Against Mount Benedict and the Birth of the Convent Narrative

Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

in Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190881009
eISBN:
9780190881030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881009.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

The burning of Mount Benedict in Charlestown, Massachusetts, was one of the worst acts of nativist violence in American history. On August 11, 1834, a group of men attacked the convent as nuns and ... More


Ecclesiastical Gothic: J. Meade Falkner and M. R. James

Alison Milbank

in God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824466
eISBN:
9780191863257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824466.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The nostalgia for the Catholic past comes full circle in Chapter 14 in an assessment of clerical ghost stories with their interest in ecclesiastical architecture, fittings, and texts. In M. R. James, ... More


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