Past Watchful Dragons
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Past Watchful Dragons



"I thought I saw how stories of this kind could steal past a certain inhibition which had paralysed much of my own religion in childhood. Why did one find it so hard to feel as one was told one ought to feel about God or about the sufferings of Christ? I thought the chief reason was that one was told one ought to. An obligation to feel can freeze feelings. And reverence itself did harm. The whole subject was associated with lowered voices, almost as if it were something medical. But supposing that by casting all these things into an imaginary world, stripping them of their stained-glass and Sunday school associations, one could make them for the first time appear in their real potency? Could one not steal past those watchful dragons? I thought one could."
--C. S. Lewis on The Chronicles of Narnia



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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 Past Watchful Dragons The Narnian Chronicles of C. S. Lewis By Hooper, Walter Copyright©1971 by Hooper, Walter ISBN 13: 978-1-55635-548-6 ISBN 10: 1-55635-548-3 Publication date 7/13/2007 Previously published by Macmillan, 1971
Series Foreword
C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) taught Medieval and Renaissance Language and Literature at Oxford and Cambridge Universities for almost four decades. He wrote much for publication: literary criticism, poetry, theology, spirituality, science fiction, juvenile literature, novels, autobiography, but alas no plays. Over and above that, he kept up a fierce correspondence for decades; 3,228 letters of his compiled and edited by Walter Hooper have been published in three volumes (2000–2006). Hooper, long the literary adviser to the Estate of C. S. Lewis, has done much of the primal research on Lewis, editing and seeing to publication perhaps a dozen collections of Lewis’s shorter writings (essays, articles, addresses; literary criticism; diaries). Most Lewis books are still in print in one way or another. But various studies of and commentaries on Lewisiana by others have not had the same longevity. Many are now out of print, but there is much research and review yet to be done. To aid present and future scholars, Wipf and Stock Publishers has established a series devoted to worthy books on or about Lewis. Perhaps because I have done four books on or about Lewis, Wipf and Stock has asked me to be the general editor of the series.
William Griffin Series Editor for C. S. Lewis Studies 2007