Planet Narnia

Tonight I went with my classmates to Socrates in the City, an event hosted by Eric Metaxas at the Union League Club in Manhattan. The featured speaker was Michael Ward, author of “Planet Narnia.” The lecture was a fascinating glimpse into the book. Ward is a C.S. Lewis aficionado who claims to have discovered the key to Lewis’ random-seeming mixture of Greek, English and other mythologies in his Chronicles of Narnia. The missing link (Ward says) is connected to Lewis’ study of medieval cosmology. The lecture was 45 minutes long so would be impossible to reproduce here, and Ward only discussed the first of the seven chronicles. Suffice it to say the issue is fascinating and I’m looking forward to reading the book this summer.

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