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Unusually Intelligible: “The House by the Stable”

Now, this is a sweet, simple, profound, and moving play. It is very, very good. I know I have high praise for the latent or potential value of such early works as The Chapel of the Thorn or The Silver … Continue reading

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All Luck is Good Luck: “The Death of Good Fortune”

I’m in such a cram-packed phase right now—finishing The Inklings and King Arthur; working diligently on a novel and a series of short stories for a couple hours a day; teaching at two colleges; serving as Dept. Chair at a … Continue reading

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Our Hearts Are Restless: Guest Review of “Rochester” by Karl Persson

This book summary was written by my colleague Karl Persson of Signum University. Karl has an MA from the University of Regina with a focus on Early Modern literature (Milton) and a PhD in Old English literature from the University … Continue reading

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King and Priest and Sacrifice: “Seed of Adam”

Book Summary #34: Seed of Adam, 1936. As I wrote in my previous post on Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury, Charles Williams wrote many plays during his lifetime, and many of them were commissioned for special occasions and were performed. This … Continue reading

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Drafts of “Descent into Hell”: Guest Post by Sarah Thomson

This is the seventh (and really the last!) post in a series written by guests about CW’s penultimate novel, Descent Into Hell. Check out the others here. There are a lot of interesting perspectives by various readers here, both scholars … Continue reading

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The World Beyond: “Descent Into Hell” Guest Post by DJ Dycus

This is the fifth post in a series written by guests about CW’s penultimate novel, Descent Into Hell. Check out the others here. This series serves a double purpose: (1) We have reached 1937 in the chronological blog-through of CW’s … Continue reading

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One of the Scariest Novels: “Descent Into Hell” Guest Post by Philip Christman

This is the fourth post in a series written by guests about CW’s penultimate novel, Descent Into Hell. Check out last week’s post, It’s Damned Unpleasant by Doug Jackson. This series serves a double purpose: (1) We have reached 1937 … Continue reading

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It’s Damned Unpleasant: “Descent Into Hell” Guest Post by Doug Jackson

This is the third post in a series written by guests about CW’s penultimate novel, Descent Into Hell. Check out last week’s post Some of my Favorite Fiction by John Zacharias. This series serves a double purpose: (1) We have … Continue reading

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Some of my Favorite Fiction: “Descent Into Hell” Guest Post by John Zacharias

This is the second post in a series written by guests about CW’s penultimate novel, Descent Into Hell. Check out last week’s post It Still Scares Me by Suzannah Rowntree. This series serves a double purpose: (1) We have reached … Continue reading

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It Still Scares Me: “Descent into Hell” Guest Post by Suzannah Rowntree

This is the first post in a series written by guests about CW’s penultimate novel, Descent Into Hell.This series serves a double purpose: (1) We have reached 1937 in the chronological blog-through of CW’s books [although I’m missing a few] … Continue reading

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