Category Archives: Biography

Review of a review of “The Third Inkling”

  Lucasta Miller has written a review over on the Independent entitled “Grevel Lindop, Charles Williams: The Third Inkling: ‘Oxford’s other fantasy figure.’” The subtitle of her post is “A beautifully written biography sheds light on CS Lewis and Tolkien’s … Continue reading

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The Dawn of the Age of CW: Mini-Review of “The Third Inkling”

The official biography of Charles Williams, Charles Williams: The Third Inkling, written by Grevel Lindop and published by Oxford University Press, is scheduled to be released tomorrow! I have had an advance copy for a few days now, and let … Continue reading

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Death, two days late

Friday marked 70 years since Charles Williams died. It’s an important milestone, an important date on which to examine his legacy–not least because some of his works come into the public domain now. There were a few posts about CW … Continue reading

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The Inklings: Their Lives, Loves, and Literature

Are you getting ready to watch the upcoming Hobbit film? If so, considering learning a bit more about the lives of the Inklings — Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams — before immersing yourself in the so-called “Defining Moment of the Middle-earth … Continue reading

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The Biographical Fallacy?

Hear, ye, hear ye! Calling all lovers, haters, and ambivalent readers of Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien! Calling all fan-girls and fan-boys of Ender’s Game, Dune, Watership Down, the Hobbit films, and Doctor Who! Calling those who are … Continue reading

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“Nor Fish Nor Flesh”: Gerry Hopkins Tells All

Life is far stranger than fiction. Life narrated in fiction in even stranger. You might not believe the following story (I scarcely do myself), but it is “true,” in some sense or other. Ready? Sometime around 1926, CW fell in … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial: Charles Williams on War

I decided to post something short today in remembrance of 9/11. The previously announced post on CW’s writing style will appear tomorrow. Charles Williams was deeply affected by war and public tragedy. He was unable to serve in World War … Continue reading

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Magus of a Saintly Cult: Charles Williams’ Personality

So far on this blog, I have written about Charles Williams’ life (here, here, and here) and the best books to read first. I also gave an introduction to what he was like. Now I want to share with you … Continue reading

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On Love in War: CW’s life 1939-1945

Two weeks ago we looked at CW’s childhood and early life, 1886-1908. Last week we examined the first phase of his career, 1908-1939. Today we discuss his final, most prolific years, 1939-1945. Please send me any questions you have about … Continue reading

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All’s Fair in Love: CW’s life 1908-1939

Last week we looked at CW’s childhood and early life. Next week we will discuss his final, most prolific years, 1939-1945. Today we examine the first phase of his career, 1908-1939. Please send me any questions you have about his … Continue reading

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