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The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
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Jul 26, 08

bookshelves: re-read

Possibly my favorite of the set. I re-read it a couple of years ago and discovered it's an allegory of Plato's Cave. It's a pleasure to come back to something you knew well at one time and realize there's a great deal to it that you missed entirely. Actually, it was strange because I was in a play at the time (4.48 Psychosis) and came to find out The Silver Chair was referenced in it, as well. The character in the play claims that she experiences only one hour of sanity each night (4:48am), alluding to the prince's nightly hour of sanity, which everyone else deems madness. "When it has passed, I will be gone again, a fragmented puppet, a grotesque fool."
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