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Interesting, Christopher. Thanks for posting!

I'll have to read up more on the Inklings. Sounds like a fascinating group of writers during some momentous times.
 

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The Inklings were quite the group! Charles Williams, the fellow mentioned in the article, wrote some incredible books. Very difficult to peg as far as genre. Sort of horror-spiritual-thrillers, but not entirely. Highly recommend them.
 

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I know, it is awesome!
(The manuscript was found a couple of years ago, but it is still pretty mindboggling to imagine that they were both friends and wrote together!
It is a pity that the manuscript never was finished.)
"The inklings" (the writing group that Tolkien and C.S. Lewis belonged to) had their meetings at the pub "The Eagle and Child" in Oxford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagle_and_Child

(...Dare I mention that I actually had lunch there the other day...)
 

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Lady TL Jennings said:
"The inklings" (the writing group that Tolkien and C.S. Lewis belonged to) had their meetings at the pub "The Eagle and Child" in Oxford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagle_and_Child

(...Dare I mention that I actually had lunch there the other day...)
I can't remember if I've ever been in there, but I've walked by a whole bunch of times. It's one of those "I should probably check it out some time" places. ::)
 

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It's weird to think of the two of them writing a project jointly. Lewis loved allegory and Tolkien cordially disliked it. The result would've been interesting for sure.
It sounds like it was a non-fiction work as the tentative title was: Language and Human Nature.
 

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Lady TL Jennings said:
"The inklings" (the writing group that Tolkien and C.S. Lewis belonged to) had their meetings at the pub "The Eagle and Child" in Oxford.

(...Dare I mention that I actually had lunch there the other day...)
I went for a pint in there a few years back. Since they've between them written many of my favourite books, I sat sipping my pint, a little awestruck. Going to repeat the experience next time I'm over that way.
 

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I'm not a big fan of either writer, but it's always interesting to me to read about famous artists' friendships with other famous artists.  I always wonder: what do these people talk about when they're alone?  For example, the composer Johannes Brahms was visiting St. Petersburg and heard that Tchaikovsky was getting ready to premiere his Fifth Symphony.  Brahms delayed his departure so he could attend a rehearsal of the symphony and that night he and Tchaikovsky had dinner.  To be a fly on that wall!
 

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As suspected, this looks like it was going to be some boring scholarly treatise called "Language and Human Nature" and was going to have little to do with Elves and Fauns or anything vaguely interesting like that. Though it does make me wonder if some fanboy out there ever wrote a Narnia/Middle Earth mash-up. If they haven't they really should. I mean that's what fanboys are FOR, right?
 

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Sam Kates said:
I went for a pint in there a few years back. Since they've between them written many of my favourite books, I sat sipping my pint, a little awestruck. Going to repeat the experience next time I'm over that way.
I have also drunk in there a few times - I used to live in Oxford. It's a nice little pub for a bitter and a read...
 
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