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Charles Williams: sadist or Rosicrucian saint?

The third (and weirdest) Inkling, the subject of Grevel Lindop’s biography, became a Thirties cult phenomenon, championed by T.S. Eliot as well as by Tolkein and C.S. Lewis

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

Charles Williams: The Third Inkling Grevel Lindop

OUP, pp.493, £25, ISBN: 9780199284153

Charles Williams was a bad writer, but a very interesting one. Most famous bad writers have to settle, like Sidney Sheldon, for the millions and the made-for-TV adaptations and the trophy wife. Williams had a following, and in the 1930s and 1940s some highly respected literary figures declared him to be a genius.

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