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Charles Williams and His Contemporaries Suzanne Bray

Charles Williams and His Contemporaries

Suzanne Bray

Published June 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781443805650
Hardcover
160 pages
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Charles Williams (1886-1945), poet, novelist, critic, biographer, lay theologian, and Inkling- exercised a great influence, both as a personality and through his writings, on English letters in his own day- and now, after a period of relativeMoreCharles Williams (1886-1945), poet, novelist, critic, biographer, lay theologian, and Inkling- exercised a great influence, both as a personality and through his writings, on English letters in his own day- and now, after a period of relative neglect, interest in him has grown once more. This international symposium, a product of this revival, is presented as a contribution to the serious study of Williams and his work. Its contents reflect not only the extraordinarily wide range of his writing, but also the many contacts he made both personally and through his work at the Oxford University Press. Contributors look at his literary background and context, describe the part he played in introducing Kierkegaard to the English-speaking public, discuss his theology of love, and compare his work with that of friends, disciples and associates. Two papers concentrate specifically on one of his remarkable novels, The Place of the Lion. Between them, they give a glimpse, or a series of glimpses, of an unusual man and a fascinating writer whose influence and importance are being recognized more and more.