Tag Archives: literary theory

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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What did Everybody Think about Everything? Shakespeare’s Universal Poetics

Charles Williams Book Summary #28: Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind (1933) Here on The Oddest Inkling, we are in a bit of dry phase in the book summary series—or at least, that’s what I thought before I began … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Crisis: “The English Poetic Mind”

Charles Williams Book Summary #24: The English Poetic Mind (1932) Here we are with another book summary. Today it is CW’s second work of literary criticism: The English Poetic Mind. It was published in 1932 by the Clarendon Press. Hadfield … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Stephen Barber on “Poetry at Present”

A few weeks ago I posted my book summary of Poetry at Present, CW’s first published work of literary criticism. Now here is a guest post by the excellent CW scholar Stephen Barber, on that same book. You can read … Continue reading

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Meta-Textual Tedium: “Poetry at Present”

Charles Williams Book Summary #16: Poetry at Present (1930) In 1930, CW published his first work of literary criticism: Poetry at Present. He had recently released A Myth of Shakespeare, which was his first market success (on a very modest … Continue reading

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Torn by Doubt: CW’s “Crisis of Schism”

As you know by now from this series on themes, Charles Williams’ imaginative theology and creative writings revolve around eight interrelated topics: 1. Co-Inherence 2. Romantic theology 3. The Two Ways 4. Ritual Objects 5. The Crisis of Schism 6. … Continue reading

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