Inklings & Arthur

The Inklings and King Arthur: J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain edited by Sørina Higgins–News & Notices.

In the midst of war-torn Britain, King Arthur returned in the writings of the Oxford Inklings. Learn how Tolkien, Lewis, Williams, and Barfield brought hope to their times and our own in their Arthurian literature. Although studies of the “Oxford Inklings” abound, astonishingly enough, none has yet examined their great body of Arthurian work. Yet each of these major writers tackled serious and relevant questions about government, gender, violence, imperialism, secularism, and spirituality through their stories of the Quest for the Holy Grail. This rigorous and sophisticated volume studies does so for the first time.

Where to acquire the book: 

The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online venues. You can also order it from your local bookstore using ISBN 978-1944769895. If you have a major journal or high-volume website for which you would be willing to review the book, contact me for a complimentary review copy.


2018 Mythopoeic Award Recipient:

The Inklings and King Arthur has won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies — only the fourth time an edited collection has done so. This award “is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship.” Congratulations to all of my chapter-writers for their work.

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