When Aslan bears his teeth Winter meets it's death When he shakes his mane We shall have spring again.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader : critical analysis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is one of the more engaging books of C.S Lewis's seven book series, mainly because of the theme of an epic journey. It raises many interesting issues that were not seen in the previous written books. Many literary analysts over time have attempted to address or interpret these themes and issues. Colin Manlove is one of these, a renowned literary critic on numerous fantasy works including those of J.R.R Tolkien, a friend and mentor of Lewis's. Manlove makes a…
Fantasy got legitimized a few years back when Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter together made more money than anything ever in the history of all time. Others have tried with greater or lesser success to reach the same heights and, of those others, none has done so well as CS Lewis' the Chronicles of Narnia, chock full of Christian allegory, goat men and talking horses, the books and the movies are pretty popular and so, apparently, are tattoos of maps, lions and lamp posts.
Pauline Baynes, illustrator.
What an amazing illustrator and fascinating woman, friend of Tolkien, notable illustrator of the first printing of the Narnia Chronicles, and even a speaker of Hindi. I cannot add anything to this lovely obituary here, from the Telegraph, after her death in 2008, or this one from the Independent. I would love to get my hands on her versions of the Nicene Creed, a bestiary, and even an illustrated costume compendium! What treasures.