Friday, April 08, 2005

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


This is what all the fuss is about.

Published as the first volume of The Chronicles of Narnia, this story introduces us to C. S. Lewis' wardrobe, a literary device perhaps as well known as Lewis Carroll's looking glass or Aladdin's lamp. Certainly the most famous of the Narnian children's stories, it is also perhaps the most controversial.

In this month's edition of the Hollywood Jesus Narnia coverage, we will not only revisit the basic storyline of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but we will also examine some of the more curmudgeonly assessments of the book's literary merits as well as some of the lesser-analyzed spiritual issues in the text.

We apologize in advance for not doing fuller justice to the story's Christ allegory; but plenty has been written on that subject to date, and can be easily located elsewhere!


Blogger Connie said...

For years, every April of my adulthood, I read the entire Chronicles. I read them until my copies fell apart and I had the lilt of of Lewis' language by heart.
There is nothing worse than allegory explained. It either works on the subconscious without explication or it doesn't work at all. Like poetry. Like prayer. Long live Queen Lucy..who got that, I think.

4/10/2005 8:37 PM  
Blogger Greg Wright said...

You're right. "Explanation of allegory" might work as a definition for "tedium." Thanks for reading!

4/11/2005 5:26 AM  

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