Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lewis and Tolkien: Two Worlds In One

Do you love Frodo or have Narnia posters cluttering you room? Perhaps if you are an mother or father, your children talk about Lucy Pevensie and the wizard Gandalf every day.

Do you even know that the athours of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings were friends?

Colin Duriez’s book, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship, talks about the friendship of Clive Staples Lewis and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

They met at Oxford, and became friends even before they were famous. These two writers needed friends, and so they became friends who had many things in common.For example, they were both part of The Inklings, an Oxford group of writers.

C.S. Lewis said, "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one." Really, this is how he and Tolkien became friends.

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