Lenten Lands

Posted by Joel Heck on Thursday, October 14, 2010
In this new posting, I have done two things. First, I have reread Douglas Gresham's book, Lenten Lands, the story of his life with Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis. I have taken all chronological references and incorporated them into my database. There were not many additions, but see especially the interesting account on Guy Fawkes' Day, Nov. 5, 1959. The more complete account, of course, is in Lenten Lands. There were a few other items besides this event, so the database continues to grow.

The second thing I did was to reread the diary of J.O. Reed. I made one major correction and fleshed out a few of the other items that came from Reed, one of Lewis' undergraduate students between 1949 and 1952. Coming next will be a read of Lyle Dorsett's book, A Love Observed, with the adding of chronological details from that book into the database. So come back in a few weeks. As always, if you find a mistake or an omission, please send it to me. Thanks very much.

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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis August 30 2020.pdf Chronologically Lewis August 30 2020.pdf
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I have decided to include below almostall of the Spotlights that I have posted thus far, since they are often important, but little known, events in the life of C. S. Lewis. That file appears below, in case some readers have missed some of the previous postings. There are seven postings in that file, and I invite people to submit a candidate for the next posting.

All Spotlights.pdf All Spotlights.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 528 in number) in the location where they were first published or delivered (if spoken) as far as I am able to determine. Corrections are welcome. This version, slightly revised and added on May 13, 2020, includes a corrected date for "Transposition" on June 9, 1946.

TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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This file describes what is happening in Oxford, Cambridge, the UK, and Europe at the time that Lewis writes his various poems, essays, and books, dividing the life and writings of Lewis by academic topic, i.e. English, Philosophy, History, etc. 

Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf
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