Warren Lewis' Diaries

Posted by Joel Heck on Thursday, August 1, 2013
This new posting crosses two thresholds. It is more than 500 pages long and more than 300,000 words in length. It contains most of the work I gleaned from Warren Lewis' diaries from the years 1947 and 1948, more of which I read this summer at the Wade Center. While a lot of it has to do with trips to Ireland and Malvern that Warren took, there are many times when both Warren and Jack are together. Occasionally they do a brief walking tour. On one of Warren's trips to Ireland, he became ill and Jack came to spend some time with him. There are many new dates for which I had previously had no entry, some of them meetings of the Inklings, but most of them the activities of Warren. A lot of the new information seems to be relatively valueless, at least from this writer's vantage point, but one never knows what insights might surface when this database is even more complete than it is now and some chronological details come together, allowing people to see topics and trends, placing the works and honors of C. S. Lewis in historical perspective. I also added a few insights from John Mark Reynolds' article about Lewis and T. S. Eliot. The next posting will include the remaining information from Warren's diaries.

Tags: malvern "t. s. eliot" 
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This is the latest Lewis chronology in Word format:

Chronologically Lewis February 1 2023.docx Chronologically Lewis February 1 2023.docx
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All Spotlights.pdf All Spotlights.pdf
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TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.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.

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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