The Discarded Mage: Lewis the Scholar-Novelist on Merlin's Moral Taint

David C. Downing


David C. Downing examines the figure of Merlin in That Hideous Strength and in C. S. Lewis's non-fiction works, showing why Lewis considered the wizard to be an injured soul, and how he viewed the practice of magic as symptomatic of a deeper spiritual malady. Mr. Downing is an Associate Professor of English at Elizabethtown College.


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