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What’s Wrong with CW?

Please go vote for your favorite Charles Williams work in this week’s poll! Then come back and read my speculations about what’s wrong with CW. Why Isn’t CW as Popular as CSL & JRRT? There was a little conversation recently … 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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So Sick of CW

I’m having two problems in my Charles-Williams-related life right now. The first is the inaccessibility of his books. I’m not teaching at a local campus these days—only at Signum University online, where I recently took on the role of Chair … Continue reading

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Heresy for Easter: “The Rite of the Passion” (1929)

The Rite of the Passion is the final drama contained in the volume Three Plays: The Early Metaphysical Plays of Charles Williams, published in 2009 by Wipf & Stock. It is a reprint of an edition published by Oxford University … Continue reading

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Now is the Witching Hour

So many very exciting, wonderful, and horrible things have been going on here in Oddest Inkling land recently that I’ve gotten away from the original purpose of this blog. I’ve been distracted by the Mythgard Webathon, my friend’s injury, the … Continue reading

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“War In Heaven” debate part 1

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned an “online interlocutor” with whom I carried on an extensive debate about War in Heaven years ago. Her LiveJournal name was Orphan Ann. She gave me permission to reprint our debate on my “Islands of … Continue reading

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Problems with “Heroes and Kings”

Charles Williams Book Summary #14: Heroes and Kings (1930) Part 2: Sexism & Eroticism On Wednesday I posted about racism in Heroes and Kings; yesterday I posted about Racism, Sexism, and Heresy.  At the end of yesterday’ post, I wrote about … Continue reading

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Racism, Sexism, and Heresy: oh my!

Charles Williams Book Summary #14: Heroes and Kings (1930) Part 2: Sexism & Eroticism Yesterday I posted about racism in Heroes and Kings. Let’s move on to the next problem, without solving that one. I am even more disturbed by the … Continue reading

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