Review of Informing the Inklings

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All creative people are inspired by those who preceded them, and in England’s Antiphon (Macmillan, 1868) the writer George MacDonald Review this truth in a choral image, showing writers as singers responding to each other. In acknowledgement of this connection, the George MacDonald Society met in 2014 to examine the debt that the Oxford myth-makers known as the Inklings (an informal group of writers associated with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien) owed to their predecessors. The selected papers presented in Informing the Inklings (edited by Michael Partridge and Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson) look from MacDonald back to Wordsworth, Coleridge, and others as well as forward, via the Inklings, to Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (Bloomsbury, 2007). They contribute to an understanding of the development of mythopoesis over the last 200 years or so. (click on the link for the full review)

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Informing the Inklings

Informing the Inklings book cover

The 2020 Mythopoeic Society Awards finalists have been announced. Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy is one of the books chosen in the category of Inklings Scholarship. Congratulations to editors Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson and Mike Partridge and all the authors/scholars who contributed essays. This is also the first nomination for publisher Winged Lion Press. (www.wingedlionpress.comhttp://www.mythsoc.org/news/news-2020-12-08.htm