Book Reviews Truths Breathed Through Silver: The Inklings' Moral and Mythopoeic Legacy, ed. Jonathan B. Himes, with Joe R. Christopher and Salwa Khoddam. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. xviii, 160 pp. £29.99 / $59.99 (hardcover). ISBN 9781847184443. This collection was garnered from a decade of annual conferences (I have never attended any of them--alas) beginning at Oklahoma City University in 1998, which gave rise to and were subsequently sponsored by the C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society (incorporated in 2004). The choice of name makes plain on which particular Inkling the Society has its focus, and indeed four of these ten essays are devoted to some aspect of Lewis's work while another three consider Lewis prominently in conjunction with other writers. Readers of Tolkien Studies may be most interested that J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the other writers in two of these cases, an ancillary figure in other essays (notably one discussing Lewis and language), and the primary subject of two chapters. Charles Williams is the only other regular member of the Inklings considered here, along with proto-Inklings (if one may so call them) George MacDonald and G. K. Chesterton. This is descriptive merely: those interested in
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