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The Inklings (book)

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The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends
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AuthorHumphrey Carpenter
PublisherGeorge Allen and Unwin
ReleasedOctober 1978
FormatHardback in dustwrapper
Pages287
ISBN0048090115

The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends is a book by Humphrey Carpenter, originally published in 1978.

Includes a large number of previously unpublished extracts from letters and other writings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Also includes a reproduction of a note to Dr. Warfield M. Firor from the Inklings, to which Tolkien added his name and a potted four line biography.

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Part One

1 'Oh for the people who speak one's own language'
2 'What? You too?'
3 Mythopoeia
4 'The sort of thing a man might say'

Part Two

1 C.W.
2 'A tremendous flow of words'

Part Three

1 'They are good for my mind'
2 'We had nothing to say to one another'
3 Thursday evenings
4 'A fox that isn't there'
5 'Hwart! we Inclinga'

Part Four

1 'No one turned up'
2 Till We Have Faces

Appendix

A Biographical Notes
B Bibliography
C Sources of quotations
D Acknowledgements