Book Review: Boxen

Edge Induced Cohesion

Boxen:  The Imaginary World Of The Young C.S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper

As someone who has read a great deal by and about C.S. Lewis, it is perhaps surprising that only now have I gotten to his earliest tales, that of the imaginary world of Boxen.  To be sure, I have read about Boxen, as many of the writings about C.S. Lewis’ fiction and the author’s own memoirs commented on his childhood imaginative fiction and the way that it prefigured in many ways the fiction that Lewis wrote as an adult.  Yet at the same time there is something odd about reading the material written by someone as a child.  Some people are embarrassed by their first attempts to write stories, but Lewis appears to have been moderately but not excessively proud of them, even serving as a curator of his works and ranking the various texts as part…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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