Gleanings from the Inklings
A Mule in the Chapter House reports on favourite scenes from the books of the Inklings, with commentary.
It seems a very interesting exercise, and something that might be interesting to do as a synchroblog, though I doubt whether I could find such interesting images to illustrate my choices.
One of the more interesting ones was this:
For such a sensuous book, Perelandra has inspired surprisingly little visual art. Most of what has been produced concentrates on the image of the Green Lady, although nobody in sad Thulcandra will ever depict her unfallen eros. There is a privately commissioned icon of St. Brigid of Kildare in my church that comes close. It partakes of the same spirit of Lewis’ description of the Lady of Venus. Perelandra was a crucial book for me because it convinced me of the basic materiality of Christianity and of the basic goodness of matter.
Now I somehow don’t think that this is the image of St Brigid of Kildare, so I would be very interested to see it, and see how it compares.
I find it interesting that these books seem to strike people in different ways. That hideous strength is one of my favourite Lewis books, and the one of the space trilogy that I reread most often, whereas the “Mule” likes it least of the trilogy.
But I wonder if anyone else has favourite passages from these books, that would be worth sharing in some kind of synchroblog, with or without pictures?
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