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The C.S. Lewis Society of Sydney is a literary society devoted to the study and enjoyment of works by C.S. Lewis.

FILM NEWS

Has anyone seen the film The Most reluctant Convert?

It was released at the end of 2021. However it's not in the cinemas. It's not on DVD. The only way you can see it is to rent it online for US$19.99. Many people are reluctant to spend that amount of money just to view it once.

Perhaps you've seen Nightmare Alleyin the cinema. Did you know that there's a strong C.S. Link? The film was based on a book of the same name, written in 1946 by William Gresham.

And who was he? He was the first husband of Joy Davidman. She divorced him, brought her two boys to England, and ended up marrying C.S. Lewis.

NEXT MEETING 7th May 10am for 10.30am

NOTE THAT WHILE OUR REGULAR PATTERN IS TO MEET ON THE 3rd SATURDAY OF MAY AND NOVEMBER, THIS IS A FIRST SATURDAY

The speaker at the May meeting will be Greg Cooper. He will reflect on his observations of some of Lewis's thoughts on language, touching on areas of our relationship to the dynamics and changes of the English language, semantics, metaphor, etymology, writing, orthography, editing, translation, etc.

Greg has worked mostly in the fields of sociolinguistic research and development, lexicography, translation and literacy, language technology, English language teaching, the promotion of language awareness, editing and proofreading and tertiary education quality and compliance.

His academic interests include writing conventions, pronunciation, dialects and endangered languages; his personal interests include reading, bushwalking and exploring; he loves nature, and enjoys both appreciating and practising jazz music and Persian calligraphy and spending time with his family.

You will probably need proof that you have been double vaxxed to attend this meeting. This depends on the government rules in force at the time.

The C.S. Lewis Society of Sydney meets approximately every six months at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, near Town Hall. Sydney. At each meeting a talk is given on some aspect of the C.S. Lewis's life and works.

REPORT OF THE NOVEMBER 2021 MEETING

21 people attended.

Christopher Cooper spoke about his encounter with C.S. Lewis's books. He gave an overview of the many different genres in which that Lewis wrote.

RELIGIOUS BOOKS such as Mere Christianity and Screwtape Letters.

LITERARY CRITICISM such as Prelude to Paradise Lost, Studies in Words and The Allegory of Love.

ADULT FANTASY such as The Great Divorce, Pilgrim's Regress and Till We Have Faces.

CHILDREN'S FANTASY: The Narnia Books

MAGAZINE ARTICLES in such publications as The Spectator.

SCIENCE FICTION

POETRY

The complete talk can be viewed here

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