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I think the theology starts getting pretty heavy in _Perelandra_, which is
essentially Genesis set on Venus (but with much less action). (I haven't
read _That Hideous Strength_.)

2014年3月29日土曜日、Jim Henry<[log in to unmask]>さんは書きました:

> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Jörg Rhiemeier <[log in to unmask]<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > How much actual conlanging did Lewis actually do?  He certainly
> > was aware of Tolkien's project, but he may not have realized the
> > full depth and scope of it.  I cannot say anything about the
>
> It has been a long time, but back in the day I read several
> biographies of Lewis, a couple of volumes of his letters, Tolkien's
> letters and at least one biography of him, and Humphrey Carpenter's
> _The Inklings_.  At this point I can't remember what I read in which
> book, but in any case, I seem to recall that Tolkien thought Lewis had
> not understood his conlanging and worldbuilding as well as he thought
> he had; he tried to work in references to Tolkien's (then-unpublished)
> work in the Ransom trilogy, but Tolkien wasn't particularly pleased
> with them.  Part of the problem seems to have been that Lewis heard
> Tolkien's work read aloud more than he actually read in manuscript, so
> he got some spellings wrong (e.g. Numinor for Númenor IIRC).
>
> > languages of Narnia as I have neither read the books nor seen
> > the films (critique that amounted to "Lewis tries to shove his
> > narrow-minded religious stance down the reader's throat with a
> > poker" put me off).
>
> It's not that bad in most of the books, with the exception of _That
> Hideous Strength_ (as you note) and _The Last Battle_.  I tend to skip
> the latter when re-reading the Chronicles of Narnia.
>
> > Ransom appears to have been an individual equipped to make a
> > fairly good analysis of the language, better than Dorothy, John
>
> I seem to recall that Lewis deliberately based Ransom on Tolkien, at
> least to some extent.  I'm pretty sure the other main human characters
> in that book were also based on real people -- not friends of Lewis --
> but I can't recall whom.
>
> > roughly contemporaneous to Lewis's novel.  (I think that the two
> > writers *did* entertain the notion that their works are set in
> > the same universe.)
>
> The references Lewis worked into the Ransom trilogy, and (IIRC) their
> attempted collaboration on some stories that were never finished,
> suggest that they did plan things that way at some point.  But I think
> Tolkien was unsatisfied with the linkages or the way Lewis implemented
> them and moved away from them later on.
>
> --
> Jim Henry
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