The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community

The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community

by Diana Pavlac Glyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873389913

ISBN-13: 9780873389914

Pub. Date: 05/13/2008

Publisher: Kent State University Press

The first and most complete examination of the Inklings' close literary collaborations and friendships

Winner of the Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Studies and the Mythopoetic Society Scholarship Award

C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, the creators of Narnia and Middle-earth, were close friends, colleagues, and members of the Inklings, a writers

Overview

The first and most complete examination of the Inklings' close literary collaborations and friendships

Winner of the Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Studies and the Mythopoetic Society Scholarship Award

C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, the creators of Narnia and Middle-earth, were close friends, colleagues, and members of the Inklings, a writers group that met in Oxford in the 1930s and 1940s, sharing and discussing their works-in-progress.

This important study challenges the standard interpretation that Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and the other Inklings had little influence on one another's work, drawing on the latest research in composition studies and the sociology of the creative process. Diana Glyer invites readers into the heart of the group, examining diary entries and personal letters and carefully comparing the rough drafts of their manuscripts with their final, published work.

Her analysis not only demonstrates the high level of mutual influence that characterized this writers group but also provides a lively and compelling picture of how writers and other creative artists challenge, correct, and encourage one another as they work together in community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873389914
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
293
Sales rank:
1,273,360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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