Essays on Malory (First Edition)

By: BENNETT, J. A. W., Editorion.

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Bennett was an Inkling and C. S. Lewis was a contributor. Many of the Inklings wrote about Arthurian subjects. When Lewis gave up the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, it was given to Bennett. Blue cloth boards with plain covers and gilt text on the spine. 147pp. There is a bit of marginalia in pencil, lightly written in pencil and informative. The book is very nice. Near fine. Lacking dust wrapper. Bennett studied first at University of Auckland, where he is described by biographer James McNeish as "poor and deserving" before going on to Merton College, Oxford, where, still indigent, he survived on a diet of Cornish pasties. In McNeish's book Dance of the Peacocks, he is noted as a member of what was to be described in British academe as the Oxford "New Zealand Mafia" (pp. 356-364), a loose-knit group of extraordinarily gifted young men from New Zealand who studied - many were Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University - before the Second World War. The link between them was to endure for the rest of their lives. It included John Mulgan, Dan Davin, James Munro Bertram, Desmond Patrick Costello, Charles Brasch, Norman Davis and Ian Milner. McNeish describes Bennett as "at an angle, separated by the exuberance of his scholarship, his saintliness, and his forgetfulness ...he considered himself lucky to have received the Scholarship [to Oxford], since he forgot to include any testimonials with his application. WikipediaShelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings

Title: Essays on Malory (First Edition)

Author Name: BENNETT, J. A. W., Editorion.

Categories: Inklings,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford, University of Oxford Press at Clarendon Press: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 035356