The Mistress of C.S. Lewis

Published in Sleuthing C.S. Lewis  by Kathryn Lindskoog, 2001, pp.312-321 THE MISTRESS OF C.S. LEWIS by John Bremer The relationship between C. S. Lewis (or Jack) and Janie Moore (or Minto) began shortly after 7 June 1917 and ended with the death of Janie Moore on 12 January 1951. The relationship undoubtedly changed its character Continue Reading …

An Afterword (to Light in the Shadowlands)

Published in Light in the Shadowlands by Kanthryn Lindskoog, pp.269-278, 1984 and re-printed in Sleuthing C.S. Lewis by the same author, pp. 293-301, 2001 An Afterword by John Bremer Reading the preceding chapters is a disturbing, if exciting, experience, for it is hard to forget the fundamental purpose of scholarship, the discovery of the truth. Continue Reading …

The Title and Epigraphs of Surprised by Joy

Published in The Lewis Legacy, Seventy-fourth Issue, Autumn 1997 The Title and Epigraphs of Surprised by Joy John Bremer Authors give their works titles, or, at least, propose titles, which sometimes get accepted and sometimes not. The proposed titles of C.S. Lewis’s works had a mixed reception. His first book of poems Spirits in Bondage Continue Reading …

A Concordance to “Spirits in Bondage”

Unpublished

Review: Malarkey Mania

Published December 1993

Fairy Tales about Narnia’s Chronicler

Published The World & I, December 1992

Sir Cloudesley Shovell (Lewis)

  notes for Till We Have Faces Clodsley Shovel is taken from the name of a famous admiral in English history. The period is late 17th and early 18th century Sir Cloudesley Shovell was a ‘tarpaulin’, that is, someone who started as a cabin-boy or as a sailor before the mast, and then pursued the Continue Reading …

Lewis and Macdonald’s ‘Phantastes’

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance by George MacDonald (1858) ******************* Phantastes A Faerie Romance “Phantastes from ‘their fount’ all shapes deriving, In new habiliments can quickly dight.” Fletcher’s Purple Island Epigraph on page 1 (with title) ******************** Epigraph, pages 2 (German) and 3 (English) “Es lassen sich Erzablungen ohne Zusammenbang, jedoch mit Association, wie Traume, denken, Continue Reading …

The Chancellor’s Prize Essay, 1921 [Mythcon]

Short paper for the conference C.S.Lewis: A Centenary Celebration, incorporating Mythcon XXIX, July 15-20, 1998 at Wheaton College, Illinois.  THE CHANCELLOR’S PRIZE ESSAY, 1921 by John Bremer It is only because Lewis became such a good and great man that we celebrate the centenary of his birth in 1898. But his goodness and his greatness Continue Reading …

Lewis and the Chancellor’s Prize Essay 1921

A paper read at the C.S.Lewis Centenary Conference, Belfast, August 1998 LEWIS AND THE CHANCELLOR’S PRIZE ESSAY, 1921 by John Bremer The purpose of this short paper is to indicate how, in one of many instances, Jack (as we shall call him) was controlled by the still medieval Oxford University Statutes, by the prizes Oxford Continue Reading …