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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Trip: at the Very End of the World


From: CS Lewis' The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The quote: As the sun rose, the sight of those mountains outside the world faded away. The wave remained but there was only blue sky behind it.

Theory and practice: Lewis -- like Lovecraft before him -- is happily inconsistent with his own literary teachings: "A reader . . .  would prefer something he had not expected. But the unexpected has here no place." (A Preface to Paradise Lost, ch. 7)