The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain (Signed First Edition)

By: Sorina Higgins

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Will King Arthur ever return to England? He already has. In the midst of war-torn Britain, King Arthur returned in the writings of the Oxford Inklings. Learn how J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield brought hope to their times and our own in their Arthurian literature. Although studies of the Oxford Inklings abound, astonishingly enough, none has yet examined their great body of Arthurian work. Yet each of these major writers tackled serious and relevant questions about government, gender, violence, imperialism, secularism, and spirituality through their stories of the Quest for the Holy Grail. This rigorous and sophisticated volume studies does so for the first time. This serious and substantial volume addresses a complex subject that scholars have for too long overlooked. The contributors show how, in the legends of King Arthur, the Inklings found material not only for escape and consolation, but also, and more importantly, for exploring moral and spiritual questions of pressing contemporary concern. Michael Ward, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and co-editor of C.S. Lewis at Poets CornerThis volume follows Arthurian leylines in geographies of myth, history, gender, and culture, uncovering Inklings lodestones and way markers throughout. A must read for students of the Inklings. Aren Roukema, Birkbeck, University of LondonNew paperback. Signed by the author on title page. Pictorial cover. x, 555pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Inklings.

Title: The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain (Signed First Edition)

Author Name: Sorina Higgins

Categories: Inklings,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Apocryphile Press: 2017

ISBN Number: 1944769897

ISBN Number 13: 9781944769895

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 039737