The Magician, The Witch, and the Fall of Humankind

I have just completed reading, rather re-reading, The Magician’s Nephew, the penultimate book in C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia series. I have to admit, this is my favorite book. I always look forward to meeting the stubborn Diggory and the ambitious, wise, and cautious Polly. I anticipate the moment that the sniveling Uncle succumbs…

Displacing Dryads: Colonial Resistance in A Fantasy Realm

Seventy years ago, C. S. Lewis invited readers to explore the fantasy land of Narnia in a book series called The Chronicles of Narnia. The adventure began with a classic story of great good, in the form of love and sacrifice, overcoming a malicious evil in The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe. The overarching narrative…