The Songs of the Spheres

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The Songs of the Spheres:
Lewis, Tolkien and the Overlapping Realms of their Imagination
Publication Information
EditorŁukasz Neubauer and Gugliemo Spirito
PublisherWalking Tree Publishers
ReleasedApril 2024
FormatPaperback
Pages359
ISBN9783905703481
SeriesCormarë Series
Preceded byNólë Hyarmenillo
Followed byGermanic Heroes, Courage, and Fate

The Songs of the Spheres: Lewis, Tolkien and the Overlapping Realms of their Imagination is an anthology of essays, edited by Łukasz Neubauer and Guglielmo Spirito, comparing and contrasting J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium with C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. It is No. 48 in the Cormarë Series.

Contents

  • "Foreword" by Łukasz Neubauer and Guglielmo Spirito
  • "C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: Friendship, True Myth, and Platonism" by Justin Keena
  • "'What do they teach them at these schools?': A Critique of Modern and Postmodern Outlook in the Writings of Lewis and Tolkien" by Piotr Anicet Gruszczyński
  • "Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time is not Healing: Pauline Law in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien" by Giovanni C. Costabile
  • "The Lion and the Pitch: Creation Myths and Music in Lewis and Tolkien" by Chiara Bertoglio
  • "Ex nihilo or ex materia?: The Acts of Sub-creation in J.R.R. Tolkien's Arda and C.S. Lewis's Narnia" by Łukasz Neubauer
  • "The Interpenetration of Past, Present and Future in The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings" by Joanna Łękawska
  • "A Jumble of Unrelated Mythologies?: Cohesion and Consistency in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Hobbit" by Gabriel Schenk
  • "Dionysiac, Apolline, Orphic, or...?: Nietzschean Conflicts in Representing the Natural World in Christian Fantasy" by Hamish Williams
  • "The Liminality of J.R.R. Tolkien's Non-human Species: A View through the Lens of C.S. Lewis" by Andrzej Wicher
  • "'Ye are of your father the devil': Satanic Figures in Arda and Narnia" by Franz Georg Árpád Klug
  • "The Nostalgic Fantasy of 'Good Plain Food' in Narnia and Middle-earth" by Kris Swank

Publisher's description

To celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (16 October 1950), the editors of this volume have invited contributions that aim at critically reflecting upon the similarities and, no less importantly, the differences in the two writers' approaches to the works that came to impregnate their vivid imaginations. The thematic axis of the papers is, therefore, Lewis's best-known work of fiction, The Chronicles of Narnia, either as a whole or as a selection of individual volumes and/or episodes set in the World Beyond the Wardrobe, always, however, in connection with Tolkien's own (sub)creative projects. The papers themselves deal with such diverse fields of academic research as literature, theology, philosophy etc.

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