144 research outputs found

    The Holy House of Ungit

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    Examination of Lewis’s use of metaphor, biblical imagery, and imagery associated with goddesses in Till We Have Faces, especially in the characters of Ungit and Orual

    Reviews

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    A Cry Like a Bell. Madeleine L\u27Engle. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. C.S. Lewis: The Man and His God. Richard Harries. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christian. Kathryn Lindskoog. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. The Screwtape Letters. C.S. Lewis. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson

    The Triumph of Love: Interpretations of the Tarot in Charles Williams\u27 \u3ci\u3eThe Greater Trumps\u3c/i\u3e

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    Extended study of Tarot imagery in Williams’ The Greater Trumps, with examination of Eliot’s possible influence on Williams through his earlier use of Tarot symbolism in The Waste Land. A substantial portion traces the history of Tarot and the evolution of its symbolism through several important decks, then looks at Williams’s interpretation in his novel. Also examines the Roman triumph ceremony and the figure of the Fool for their surprisingly rich interconnections with the Tarot and The Greater Trumps

    Reviews

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    Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times. George Sayer. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide. Malcom South, ed. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson

    Archetypes of the Mother in the Fantasies of George MacDonald

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    A study of the Wise Woman, Mother, or Grandmother figure throughout George MacDonald’s fantasy. Discusses how MacDonald is better understood through Jungian rather than Freudian analysis. Places imagery associated with these figures in their mythological, symbolic, and religious contexts, and examines both the beneficial and deadly aspects of the anima as shown in their actions

    Letters

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    Beneath That Ancient Roof: The House as Symbol in Dorothy L. Sayers\u27 Busman\u27s Honeymoon

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    Examines the symbolic significance of houses, especially Talboys, the house in which Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane spend their honeymoon

    A Comedy of Masks: Lord Peter as Harlequin in \u3ci\u3eMurder Must Adverstise\u3c/i\u3e

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    Examines the symbolism of the Harlequin character in Murder Must Advertise, from its roots in the commedia del’ arte to contemporary parallels. Discusses the symbolic functions of the Harlequin in the novel

    A Bloomsbury Blue-Stocking : Dorothy L. Sayers\u27 Bloomsbury Years in Their Spatial and Temporal Content

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    Contends that Sayers’s “Bloomsbury years formed a significant source for and influence upon her detective fiction.

    The Bolt of Tash: The Figure of Satan in C.S. Lewis\u27 \u3ci\u3eThe Horse and His Boy\u3c/i\u3e and \u3ci\u3eThe Last Battle\u3c/i\u3e

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    Discusses the figure of Tash in two Narnia books, noting the imagery of Satan that is applied to the god of the Calormenes
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