The Inklings and King Arthur: J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain edited by Sørina Higgins.
In the midst of war-torn Britain, King Arthur returned in the writings of the Oxford Inklings. Learn how Tolkien, Lewis, Williams, and Barfield brought hope to their times and our own in their Arthurian literature.
Although studies of the “Oxford Inklings” abound, astonishingly enough, none has yet examined their great body of Arthurian work. Yet each of these major writers tackled serious and relevant questions about government, gender, violence, imperialism, secularism, and spirituality through their stories of the Quest for the Holy Grail. This rigorous and sophisticated volume studies does so for the first time.
Where to acquire the book:
The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online venues. You can also order it from your local bookstore using ISBN 978-1944769895. If you have a major journal or high-volume website for which you would be willing to review the book, contact me for a complimentary review copy.
Here are places where you can learn more about this book.
Interviews and Conversations:
- Interview with William O’Flaherty on All About Jack, a feature of Essential C. S. Lewis.com.
- Signum Symposium: The Inklings & King Arthur Roundtable with host Corey Olsen and guests Sørina Higgins, Brenton Dickieson, and Malcolm Guite.
- A notice appeared in Christians in Library and Information Services No. 78, Spring 2018.
- Amazon review by S. P. Cooper, aka Akademician.
- Goodreads review by Andrew Higgins (no relation).
- Series of guest posts curated by David Llewellyn Dodds on A Pilgrim in Narnia, website of Brenton D. G. Dickieson.
- The Launch of The Inklings and King Arthur by Stephen Winter on Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings.