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The Company They Keep by Diana Pavlac Glyer
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Mar 24, 10

bookshelves: literary-history, craft-of-writing
Read in March, 2010

This book is sort of a group literary biography of an influential group of English scholars and writers, jointly known as The Inklings. The author's point is that the men who formd this group influenced each other ina host of informal ways that helped to shapr their writing, over many years.
Heavily footnoted and annotated, the book is a literary scholar's delight, but also has very intresting insights into the writing and the thought processes of The Inklings.
The book is not a quick read, but for those interested in the books of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams or any of the other Inklings, it's worth reading. Also, if you are interested in the dynamics of a group of writers, you will learn a great deal.
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