Leandro Guimarães's Reviews > Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims

Letters to Lalage by Charles  Williams
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Apr 12, 2017

really liked it

Regrettably missing Lois’ side of the correspondence, casts quite some light on Charles Williams’ unhingedness — which is a pity since it seemingly killed one of the great geniuses of the XX Century way too early.

She was a young woman in process of reverting to Romanism, which is not actually that surprising given both Williams and Dorothy Sayers, a name quite present in these letters, were Anglo-romanists, and Tolkien a Romanist; even Lewis, the other big name presence, was a high-church Anglican, even if usually agreeable to Evangelicals. But it is still sad to see how Williams perhaps unwittingly helped her along in her way away from the Gospel, or what was left of it in Anglo-romanist, into downright Romanist ‘Christopaganism’ — even if admittedly anglosaxon Romanism is usually much better than its Iberian counterpart we know and loathe down here in Brazil.

Even while exposing his quirks, she still valued Williams quite a lot, rating him higher than Lewis and Tolkien as a writer — which may be right enough, but probably not to the point, as she has it, of him being remembered when Lewis & Tolkien are forgotten.
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Reading Progress

September 3, 2015 – Shelved
September 3, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 6, 2017 – Started Reading
April 6, 2017 –
page 12
April 7, 2017 –
page 18
April 8, 2017 –
page 34
April 9, 2017 –
page 50
April 10, 2017 –
page 64
April 11, 2017 –
page 72
April 12, 2017 – Finished Reading

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