Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Little Song that Must be Heard: Alice Meynell’s Early Influence on CW

In graduate school, I wrote a paper on a Victorian poet, Alice Meynell. I later found out that she had an important early influence on Charles Williams; she and her husband financed the publication of his first book. The entire … Continue reading

Posted in Influences | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Arthurian Commonplace Book, c. 1912-1923

In this phase of the life of The Oddest Inkling, I am posting summaries of each of CW’s books, one book per week, in chronological order. These will be punctuated by related posts on themes, events, and people in his … Continue reading

Posted in Arthuriana, Book Summaries | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

The Silver Stair part 2

Two days ago, I posted the first half of my summary of The Silver Stair. Today, I discuss the major themes that are present in this early work of poetry. This early sonnet sequence, written when Williams was in his … Continue reading

Posted in Book Summaries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Silver Stair, 1912

In this phase of the life of The Oddest Inkling, I am posting summaries of each of CW’s books, one book per week, in chronological order. These will be punctuated by related posts on themes, events, and people in his … Continue reading

Posted in Book Summaries | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Where is “The Hobbit”?

You are invited to attend Where is “The Hobbit”? Sørina Higgins discusses TOLKIEN’S FANTASTICAL GEOGRAPHY Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is hosting an event in preparation for the release of Peter Jackson’s film The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Chapel of the Thorn, 1912

Today is an important day on The Oddest Inkling! Today we enter the most important phase of this project: the posting of summaries of each of CW’s books, one book per week, in chronological order. These will be punctuated by … Continue reading

Posted in Book Summaries | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments