Form and Content Long-time friend and literary executor of the Lewis estate, Owen Barfield has suggested that there were, in fact, three "C. There was, first, Lewis the distinguished Oxford don and literary critic; secondly, Lewis, the highly acclaimed author of science fiction and children's literature; and thirdly, Lewis, the popular writer and broadcaster of Christian apologetics. The amazing thing, Barfield notes, is that those who may have known of Lewis in any single role may not have known that he performed in the other two. In a varied and comprehensive writing career, Lewis carved out a sterling reputation as a scholar, a novelist, and a theologian for three very different audiences.
Lewis and Friends and the C. Lewis and the Inklings Society was held recently at Taylor University. At one of the plenary sessions a new Lewis-related work was featured and given its official launch. Starr, a professor at Kentucky Christian University, is now available to the world through the normal bookseller websites and its publisher Winged Lion.
Starr clearly, carefully, and convincingly reveals that what Lewis scholars had previously believed about the story is largely inaccurate.
For Lewis fans, this is an amazing mystery not to be missed. Starr does a masterful job of not only guiding us, step-by-step, through the twists and turns of how this lost manuscript came to be found, he also does a wonderful job of untangling its possible meanings.
Can you start by giving a short overview of what your new book is all about? More than anything else this book was created to publish a never before released C. The final draft was lost to Lewis fans for decades, but fortunately it is now being released.
What are some of the mysteries you explore in it? In the fashion of a literary detective, I examined several questions: Are accusations of forgery which surround the story true, and how can we be sure this manuscript which appeared from out of nowhere inmore than twenty years after C.
Lewis died, is authentic? The most mysterious question may be this: But the most interesting mystery for me was the question of when the story was written.
What I found was utterly unexpected and its implications for how we can interpret the story are significant. How did your involvement in this project first come about and what were the initial steps you took?
A month later I approached Taylor about publishing the manuscript along with a book length study. Fortunately, Taylor was at that time looking to sponsor a scholarly project on C. Lewis in conjunction with Bob Trexler at Winged Lion Press; they were very interested in my proposal.
I know that, for example, you had interactions with a number of people whose names will be familiar to Lewis fans. I spent a week at the Marion E.
Then I had the opportunity to fly to England and spend several weeks in Oxford where I studied Lewis manuscripts at the Bodleian library, discussed ideas for the book with Michael Ward, and interviewed Walter Hooper whose insights were key and whose company was delightful. It seems to me that your book not only is a contribution in its own area but also has some ramifications for Lewis studies in a broader sense.
Can you briefly discuss what you learned from your work on this project that might be helpful for dating Lewis manuscripts in general? One of my most surprising findings was that C.
Lewis changed his handwriting over the years, sometimes consciously, often not. But even more subtle changes in his handwriting appear to the attentive eye. The teenage Lewis wrote differently from the adult Lewis. Three very different handwritings appear in the s.
The implication is that it is possible to use these differences to date heretofore undated Lewis manuscripts. Finally, did your research on this project change the way you read Lewis or think about him?
And if so, how? When you become a serious C. But I never thought I would get the chance. Now all the places I read about in Lewis biographies or his letters have a more concrete reality to me. When I read his books, I now see his haunts. For that I am immensely grateful.Characterized by Lewiss honesty and realism, Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold C.
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Starr: I don’t commit to any single interpretation of the story because, after learning what I have about the history of the story and dates of the manuscripts, I’m not convinced Lewis himself had a single interpretation in mind.