Tag Archives: Oxford University Press

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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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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Charles Williams and Robert Bridges and Some Reflections on Poetry: Guest Post by Jared Lobdell

Here is the first half of a two-part guest post by Jared Lobdell. Jared is the editor of Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams (McFarland, 2003); the Chairman of Papers & Panels for MythCon 1987; author/editor of three books on … 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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Theologies of Work: Guest Post by Michael Paulus

Today’s post follows chronologically and logically after the recent series on “Office Drama,” about CW’s “Masques of Amen House.” I am delighted to share with you this guest post by Michael J. Paulus, Jr. Michael J. Paulus, Jr., is University … Continue reading

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Office Drama: The Masques of Amen House part 3

Office Drama: The Masques of Amen House part 3 The Masque of the Termination of Copyright Over the last two weeks, I wrote about the first play in this collection, The Masque of the Manuscript, and the second play, The … Continue reading

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Office Drama: The Masques of Amen House part 2

Office Drama: The Masques of Amen House part 2 The Masque of Perusal In the 1920s, CW wrote several plays for performance at his workplace, the London offices of Oxford University Press, located at Amen House. Before reading this post, … Continue reading

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Office Drama: The Masques of Amen House part 1

Office Drama: The Masques of Amen House part 1 The Masque of the Manuscript In the 1920s, CW wrote several plays for performance at his workplace, the London offices of Oxford University Press, located at Amen House. Before reading this … 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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Making A Myth: “Amen House Poems”

Charles Williams Summary #9: “Amen House Poems” and “An Urbanity” Before reading this post, I recommend that you read these: All’s Fair in Love: CW’s life 1908-1939 Torn by Doubt: CW’s “Crisis of Schism” An Introduction to Amen House In … Continue reading

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