Monthly Archives: September 2015

CW Made Something Shorter?!

Charles Williams Book Summary #29: The Story of Shakespeare  [the numbers are messed up, because I haven’t always blogged books in order. See THE INDEX for a tidy list] In 1930, Oxford UP’s Clarendon Press published Sir Edmund Chambers’ massive, … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Contest! Submit and Vote!

Originally posted on Ekphrasis: Allentown's Fellowship of Christians in the Arts:
Dear Creative Writers and lovers of fantasy, mystery, and speculative fiction! I am happy to announce Signum University’s “Almost an Inkling” Creative Writing Contest!! Are you a writer?…

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Charles Williams and Doctor Who, part 4: True Myth

Check out part 1: The Nature of Time And part 2: Cabbalistic beliefs about words And part 3: Coinherence and Exchange I hope you’re all set to enjoy the opening of Doctor Who season 9 this evening! Here are my thoughts on the … Continue reading

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Charles Williams and Doctor Who, part 3: Coinherence and Exchange

Check out Part 1: The Nature of Time, and Part 2: Cabbalistic beliefs about words. Countdown to Doctor Who Season 9! One day to go! Today, let’s talk about what I think is the second-most important theme in Doctor Who and probably … Continue reading

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Charles Williams and Doctor Who, part 2: Cabbalistic beliefs about words

Countdown to Doctor Who Season 9! Two days to go! Yesterday I wrote about The Nature of Time. Today, let’s talk about WORDS. Words of power. Magic words. In the Harry Potter universe, speaking the right words (even inaudibly) has magical … Continue reading

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Charles Williams and Doctor Who, part 1: The Nature of Time

Doctor Who is returning! Season 9 opens this Saturday, September 19th, with the Twelfth Doctor and Clara in their continuing wild adventures. So what do the Doctor and the Third Inkling have in common? Not just that CW’s friend C.S. … Continue reading

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Almost a Great Poet: CW Edits Gerard Manley’s Hopkins

In 1930, Robert Bridges asked Charles Williams to edit and introduce a second edition of the poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. He did, and it was published by Oxford University Press. Williams wrote of Hopkins’s work: “It is arguable that … Continue reading

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To Try to Save the Devil

Charles Williams only wrote one short story: “Et in Sempiternum Pereant.” It was published in The London Mercury in 1935. You can read the full text on Project Gutenberg Australia and listen to a really excellent audio version by voice … Continue reading

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