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Friday, January 14, 2011

February 10th Meeting: The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair takes place in Narnian-year 2356, or Earth year 1948, and tells the story of Eustace Scrubb's return to Narnia with his friend Jill Pole. Join us at the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble at 7:30 p.m. on February 10th for an adventure in Narnia.

Schedule for the Year: HERE

The discussion of George Macdonald's mythic fantasy "Phantastes" which so inspired the young C.S. Lewis was lively and interesting. The members focused in on many of the images that Macdonald used especially the nature of the "marble lady" and whether the book has a larger structure than simply an episodic tale. One of the observations that I thought was interesting was the fact that the faerie land intruded into the the "real world" at the beginning and that the ending was not merely waking from a dream. A question one might pose is where does reality end and the imagination begin. There is an eerie sense when reading "Phantastes" of having encountered all of this before, perhaps in another reality.

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