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Peter, All Hallow's Eve is a great read - the opening is one of the eeriest I've ever read! Thanks! Diana


Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 06:44:31 -0700
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Subject: Re: The Absolute (Was Re: THE LINE ABOUT THE BURGLAR AND THROWING MEAT TO THE DOG)
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Thanks, Peter, for sharing these valuable, and warm, notes.  CR


Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Lewis was definitely a Romantic, which is probably why
he didn't like Eliot's work - the approach of the Classicist.
Eliot's conversion was definitely not one of feeling. Much more
like the absence of feeling -- the dark night. When they were
together in person they managed to get along, but apparently just barely.
 
Lewis was one of the founders of The Inkling drinking, Anglo-Saxon
translating club that gathered either in his rooms at Oxford or at
The Eagle and Child pub (lovingly known as the Bird and Baby).
The one member of that group who really liked Eliot was Charles Williams.
He wrote an appreciative review of some of Eliot's poetry, and Eliot wrote
a very appreciative intro to C.W.'s ALL HALLOW'S EVE. Eliot is also
a singular if unnamed presence in C.W.'s DESCENT INTO HELL.
 
BTW Owen Barfield's SAVING THE APPEARANCES tho small
is a book very challenging indeed.
 
I liked the Hippolytos ref. and also the idea of imagination
as an avenue to knowledge, in contradistinction to science.
 
Cheers,
P.


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