Thursday 31 May 2018

Superversive Inklings - Notice of a new blog

Superversive Inklings

This is going to be run by L Jagi Lamplighter (author of the on-going Rachel Griffin series of fantasy novels). One of my essays is featured, and I hope others will appear there.

BTW: The word 'superversive' was made to be the opposite of 'subversive'.



Anonymous said...

Many thanks for drawing this to our attention - and the novels (the post about which I missed, the other year)!

With reference to the novels post, I would here especially recommend Barbara Pym's Crampton Hodnet as a sort of complement to other reading about Oxford in the 1930s - but I wish I knew more about her connections as an undergraduate reading English (if any!) with Lewis, Tolkien, Dyson, David Cecil, Nevill Coghill (am I forgetting other likely Inklings?).

Had you noticed Barbara Pym knew Charles Hadfield, future husband of Alice Mary?

David Llewellyn Dodds

Bruce Charlton said...


I'm a big fan of Barbara Pym's early novels, all of which I re-read aevery few years (except for A Glass of Blessings, which for some reason I don't warm to - I don't like the protagonist, I suppose). I've also read her selected letters and the biography, and have them somewhere - I'll try to take a look for the names you suggest in the index.