Alastair Fowler on C. S. Lewis

Alastair Fowler, a literary critic and editor, wrote an interesting piece titled “C. S. Lewis: Supervisor,” that was published in the Yale Review ten years ago, in 2003. I ran across it very recently, while at the same time re-reading Lewis’ Experiment In Criticism, which I am enjoying but finding less accessible than I remember.

Lewis was faculty advisor to Mr. Fowler for his D. Phil. work, and the Fowler article discusses Lewis’s rare literary and logical gifts (and limitations or blind spots) in a way that I think is generally unfamiliar to Lewis’s American audience.


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