Post-structuralists be gosh-darned: Lewis and Tolkien’s lost book on Language

C.S. Lewis
Cover of C.S. Lewis

Saw this floating by on Facebook in the wee hours of the morn’

“What is exciting” said Beebe, “is that the manuscript includes some of Lewis’s best and most precise statements about the nature of language and meaning.  Both Lewis and Tolkien wrote separately about language, communication, and meaning, but they published nothing collaboratively.”

The article Beebe wrote documenting his discovery, “Language and Human Nature Manuscript Fragment Found: C. S. Lewis On Language and Meaning,” will be published next year in the Journal Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review. The journal Seven publishes scholarship that focuses on the work of seven prominent 20th Century British authors including both Lewis and Tolkien.

Beebe discovers unpublished C.S. Lewis manuscript : University News Service : Texas State University.

What? Language meant something? Umm… can’t wait to read the lost MSS.

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