The Company They Keep
C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community
By (author) Diana Pavlac Glyer
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Company They Keep by Diana Pavlac Glyer
Book DescriptionThis book offers a rare glimpse into the creative workings of the Inklings.The creators of Narnia and Middle-earth, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends and professional colleagues. They met frequently with a community of fellow writers at Oxford in the 1930s and 1940s, all sharing their works-in-progress. The group became known as the Inklings.This important study challenges the standard interpretation that Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and the other Inklings had little influence on one another's work, drawing on the latest research in composition studies and the sociology of the creative process. Diana Glyer invites readers into the heart of the group, examining diary entries and personal letters and carefully comparing the rough drafts of their manuscripts with their final, published work.Her analysis not only demonstrates the high level of mutual influence that characterized this writers group but also provides a lively and compelling picture of how writers and other creative artists challenge, correct, and encourage one another as they work together in community.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780873389914
(234mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Kent State University Press
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Diana Pavlac Glyer
Diana Pavlac Glyer is professor of English at Azusa Pacific University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and now lives in California.
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