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Literary Dependence in the Fiction of C.S. Lewis in Mythlore Fall/Winter 2016
29 November 2016
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The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Mythlore, the journal of the Mythopoeic Society, contains an essay by Thomas Schmidt, "Literary Dependence in the Fiction of C.S. Lewis: Two Case Studies", which examines the influence of David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus and V.A. Thisted's Letters from Hell on Lewis's work. Schmidt enumerates 48 points of similarity between A Voyage to Arcturus and Lewis's Out Of The Silent Planet, Perelandra, and the unfinished The Dark Tower, and provides some insight into Lewis's ideas about literary appropriation, based on Lewis's study of medieval writers.

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