"CHARLES WILLIAMS' THOUGHT AND POETRY HAD A DEEP AND LASTING INFLUENCE ON C.S. LEWIS' THINKING": C.S. LEWIS' AND FELLOW INKLING CHARLES WILLIAMS' ARTHURIAN TORSO
LEWIS, C.S.; WILLIAMS, Charles. Arthurian Torso. Containing the Posthumous Fragment of the Figure of Arthur by Charles Williams and a Commentary on the Arthurian Poems of Charles Williams. London: Oxford University Press, 1948. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $650.
First edition of Charles Williams' unfinished prose work on the Arthurian story, together with Lewis' detailed commentary on his fellow Inkling's already published Arthurian poetry.
This work brings together Charles Williams' unfinished prose work on the Arthurian story, as an introduction to Lewis' detailed commentary on his friend and fellow Inkling's previously published Arthurian poetry, "Teliessin through Logres" and "The Region of the Summer Stars." "Lewis intended his commentary to be complementary to Williams' prose work in helping the reader to appreciate the difficult poetry… Williams' thought and poetry had a deep and lasting influence on C.S. Lewis' thinking and on a number of his postwar writings" (Duriez, C.S. Lewis Encyclopedia, 22).
Book fine, dust jacket with minor toning along edges and spine, a few light rubs, near-fine.