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SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review

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Volume 1
  • A Tribute to Clyde S Kilby − Donald R Mitchell
  • Foreword − Owen Barfield
  • 'If You Would But Write Novels, Mr MacDonald' − Rolland Hein
  • In Search of the Essential Chesterton − Ian Boyd
  • Tolkien as Philologist − David Lyle Jeffrey
  • Charles Williams and his Arthurian Poetry − Alice Mary Hadfield
  • Like Aesop's Bat − Barbara Reynolds and Dorothy L Sayers
  • C S Lewis's Dymer − George Sayer
  • The Concept of Revelation − Owen Barfield
Volume 2
  • The Emperor Clothed and in his Right Mind? − Richard Webster
  • The Nature of Meaning − Owen Barfield
  • The Abyss of His Mother-Tongue: Scotch Dialect in Novels by George MacDonald − Roderick McGillis
  • The Everlasting Man: G K Chesterton's Answer to H G Wells − John Sullivan
  • C S Lewis: Critic, Creator and Cult Figure − Chad Walsh
  • Dorothy L Sayers and the Other Type of Mystery − John R Elliott, Jr
  • Types of Christian Drama: With Some Notes on Production − Dorothy L Sayers
  • The Diagrammatised Glory of Williams's Taliessin − Joe McClatchey
Volume 3
  • What Happened to Dorothy L Sayers that Good Friday? − E L Mascall
  • The Emperor's Clothes Invisible? An Open Letter to Richard Webster − Kathleen Nott
  • The Dogma in the Manger (1954) − Dorothy L Sayers
  • Notes Towards a Reply (1982) − Kathleen Nott
  • Meaning and The Mind of the Maker − D J taylor
  • George MacDonald and the World of Faery − Marion Lochhead
  • G K Chesterton and the Myth-Making Power − Leo A Hetzler
  • Known in a Different Kind: A COmment on the Literary Criticism of Charles Williams − Brian Horne
  • The Dialectic of Multiple Worlds: An Analysis of C S Lewis's Narnia Stories − Michael Murrin
  • The Quality of Thinking: Owen Barfield as Literary Man and Anthroposophist − Patrick Grant
Volume 4
  • A Note on Scientific and Theological Enterprises − A R Peacocke
  • What is Truth? An Open Letter to Kathleen Nott − D J Taylor
  • C S Lewis on the Desolation of Devalued Science − Bruce R Reichenbach
  • Goerge MacDonald and Dreams of the Other World − David Holbrook
  • The Symbolism of the Key in Chesterton's Work − Christiane d'Haussey
  • Chesterton and Tolkien: the Road to Middle-Earth − Thomas M Egan
  • Charles Williams and Arthur Edward Waite − Elisabeth Brewer
  • Charles Williams's Christmas Novel: The Greater Trumps − Charles Huttar
  • Seeing and Knowing: The Epistemology of C S Lewis's Till We Have Faces − Peter J Schakel
  • Gaudy Night: An Investigation of Truth − Donald G Marshall
Volume 5
  • Tribute to John Sullivan KSG − Aidan Mackey
  • The Psychology of the Self in MacDonald's Phantastes − Max Keith Sutton
  • World's Apart: the Importance of Double Vision for MacDonald Criticism − Kathy Triggs
  • Postscript: A Reply − David Holbrook
  • Charles Williams and Thomas Cranmer at Canterbury − James G Dixon
  • Tolkien's Platonic Fantasy − John Cox
  • The Detective Fiction of Dorothy L Sayers: a Source for the Social Historian? − Philip L Scowcroft
  • Jack the Giant-Killer − A D Nuttall
  • C S Lewis and T D Weldon − Martin Moynihan
Volume 6 (out of print)
  • The Latin Letters of C S Lewis to Don Giovanni Calabria − Martin Moynihan
  • The Defiant Lyricism of Owen Barfield − Thomas Kranidas
  • The Fiction of George MacDonald − David S Robb
  • Dorothy L Sayers: Critic of Detective Fiction − Ralph E Hone
  • An Introduction to Charles Williams's Incarnationalism and the Taliessin Poetry − John-Manuel Andriote
  • The Silmarillion and the Rise of Evil: the Birth Pains of Middle-Earth − Thomas M Egan
  • Review Article: 'I Wrote It Just For Fun' − Barbara Reynolds
Volume 7 (out of print)
  • George MacDonald: A Portrait from His Letters − Rolland Hein
  • Being Somebody Else: Smith's 'Sympathy' and Chesterton's 'Secret' − Norbert Waszek
  • Provocative Generalisations: The Allegory of Love in Retrospect − Margaret P Hannay
  • The Polemic Image: The Role of Metaphor and Symbol in the Fiction of C S Lewis − Kath Filmer
  • Appeasing the Gods in C S Lewis's Till We Have Faces − Peter W Macky
  • Tolkien's Concept of Philology as Mythology − J S Ryan
  • Dorothy L Sayers and the Proper Work of the Playwright − George Ralph
  • Playwrights Are Not Evangelists − Dorothy L Sayers
  • Writing a Local Play − Dorothy L Sayers
  • Review Article: Scientism and the Flight from reality − Geoffrey Price
  • Review Article: Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc − Aidan Mackey
Volume 8
  • A Tribute to Clyde S Kilby − Beatrice Batson
  • George MacDonald and Animal Magnetism − David S Robb
  • Malaise at the Heart of The Flying Inn − John Coates
  • Christian Existentialism in the Early Poetry of Charles Williams − Diane edwards
  • Sauron as Gorgon and Basilisk − Gwyneth E Hood
  • Fiction in A Grief Observed − George Musacchio
  • Dorothy L Sayers and the Truth about Lucan − Brian G Marsden
  • Review Article: Charles Williams as Natural and Preternatural − Stephen Medcalf
Volume 9
  • The Centenary Year of Charles Williams − Charles A Huttar
  • Inklings in Germany − Christopher Dean
  • A Visit to Beatrice − Owen Barfield
  • Entering the Vision: A Novelist's View of Phantastes − Sylvia Bruce
  • 'La Trahison des Clercs' in Chesterton's Parables for Social Reformers − Denis J Conlon
  • Spectres of T S Eliot's City in the Novels of Charles Williams − Donald G Kessee
  • Mid-Century Perceptions of the Ancient Celtic Peoples of England − J S Ryan
  • Echoes in Age from the World of J R R Tolkien − E L Edmonds
  • A Dorothy L Sayers Crime Play Rediscovered − Philip L Scowcroft
  • C S Lewis on Rationalism (Unpublished Notes) − Patience Fetherston
  • 'Knowledge' in C S Lewis's Post-Conversion Thought: His Epistemological Method − Stephen Thorson
  • Review Article: Abridgement: Profit and Loss in Modernising George MacDonald − William H Burnside
  • Review Article: Despatches from the Battlefield − John Coates
Volume 10: Sayers Centenary Issue
  • Foreword − Dorothy L Sayers
  • The Centenary Year − Christopher Dean
  • Dorothy L Sayers: Her Novels Today − P D James
  • University Detective Fiction Then and Now: Dorothy L Sayers's Gaudy Night and Amanda Cross's Death in a Tenured Position − Thomas Michael Stein
  • From Poetaster to Poet: One Aspect of the Development of Lord Peter Wimsey − Ralph E Hone
  • Dorothy L Sayers and Music: Musicienne Malgré Elle − William Phemister
  • The Greatest Story, or from mystery to Mystery − John Thurmer
  • Dorothy L Sayers and Dante's Beatrice − Ann Loades
  • Temptation at Canterbury: T S Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral and Dorothy L Sayers's The Zeal of Thy House − Manfred Siebald
  • An Almost Perfect Match: Dorothy L Sayers on Cricket − Andrew Lewis
Volume 11
  • Feature Article: Shadowlands Observed
  • Charles Williams and the Arthurian Tradition − Joe H McClatchey
  • Diamond and Kilmeny: MacDonald, Hogg and the Scottish Folk Tradition − William Raeper
  • 'BARSPECS': Owen Barfield's Vision − Shirley Sugerman
  • Studies of the Faces of Man"; "Man − G K Chesterton
  • Personal Memories of a Lewis Scholar in Japan − Peter Milward
Volume 12
  • Wade Center 30th Anniversary − Christopher W Mitchell
  • Lilith Centenary Reviews
  • Lilith: A Dark Labyrinth Towards the Light − Giorgio Spina
  • Worship in the Anglican Church − Dorothy L Sayers
  • Under the Mercy: An Introduction to Charles Williams − Nancy E Topolewski
  • 'Making the Poor Beast of Dull Things': C S Lewis as Poet − Don W King
  • The Image in the Mirror: Americans in Wimsey's Acquaintance − Petra-Angela Wacker
  • Review Article: The History of Middle Earth − Wayne G Hammond and Christina Scull
Volume 13
  • G K Chesterton: Myth, Paradox, and the Commonplace − Rolland Hein
  • The Day Boy and the Night Girl − Adrian Gunther
  • Higher Dimensions: C S Lewis and Mathematics − David L Neuhouser
  • Fantasy Set to Music: Donald Swann, C S Lewis, and J R R Tolkien − William Phemister
  • Special Feature: Two Responses to Dorothy L Sayers' "Worship in the Anglican Church"
  • Review Article: Dorothy L - A Dramatic Portrait of Dorothy L Sayers − Barbara Reynolds
Volume 14
  • The Oecumenical Penguin − Giles Watson
  • Dorothy L Sayers and Aristotle − Rosamond Kent Sprague
  • Beyond Ideas: The Intrigue of the Lilith Manuscripts − Rolland Hein
  • Response to Dorothy L Sayers' Worship in the Anglican Church − John Thurmer
  • Disseminating Glory: Echoes of Charles Williams in the Works of T S Eliot − Suzanne Bray
  • Warren Lewis: Historian of the Inkings and of Seventeenth-Century France − Richard C West
  • On Being a Ghost − Jill Paton Walsh
  • Christmas and Sport − G K Chesterton
  • SEVEN Authors in the Internet − Anthony Palmer Dawson
  • Remembrances of Lady Dunbar of Hempriggs, Anne Scott, and Graham Suter
Volume 15: Owen Barfield and C S Lewis Centenary Issue
  • Barfield's Evolution of Consciousness: How Much Did Lewis Accept? − Stephen Thorson
  • The Dungeon of His Soul: Lewis' Unfinished Quest of Bleheris − David C Downing
  • Through the Wardrobe: A Famous Image Explored − Michael Ward
  • Glints of Light: The Unpublished Short Poetry of C S Lewis − Don W King
  • Review Essay: Owen Barfield: A Reader's Guide − David Lavery
  • Review Essay: On Reading Many Books about Lewis − Peter J Schakel
Volume 16
  • The Influence of Charles Williams on the Life and Work of W.H. Auden − Cicero Bruce
  • The Language Learned of Elves: Owen Barfield, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings − Stephen Medcalf
  • George MacDonald and Jacob Boehme: Lilith and the Seven-fold Pattern of Existence − Deirdre Hayward
  • Sayers and Son − John Thurmer
  • Harry Blamires: Oral History Interview with Lyle Dorsett
  • 50 Years On: Dorothy L. Sayers and Dante
  • A Remembrance of Ralph E. Hone
Volume 17
  • A Remembrance of Mary McDermott Shideler
  • A Remembrance of Michael Stansby Williams
  • The Lion at 50 − Colin Manlove
  • "Tolkien and Esperanto"
  • Dear Jim.... the reconstruction of a friendship − Barbara Reynolds
  • 2nd Lieutenant Lewis − K James Gilchrist
  • Dante and his Daughter: Dorothy L Sayers' response to Maud Bodkin − Dominic Manganiello
Volume 18
  • Quorum Porum: The Literary Cats of T.S. Eliot, Ruth Pitter and Dorothy L Sayers − Don King
  • The Versatile C.S. Lewis: Latin Scholar − Arthur Rupprecht
  • Charles Williams and the Tradition of Alchemy − Gavin Ashenden
  • Continuing Research on Second Lieutenant Lewis − James Gilchrist
  • Special feature highlighting the events related to the dedication of the new facility for the Wade Center in September 2001.
Volume 19
  • Intellectual Tyrrany: A Rebellion? − Barbara Reynolds
  • C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity (the Book and the Ideal) at the Start of the Twenty-first Century − Mark Noll
  • Browsing the Glome Library − Doris Myers
  • The Foolish Weakness in C.S. Lewis' Cosmic Trilogy: A Feminine Heroic − Monika Hilder
  • Chapter III of Tolkien and the Silmarillion − Clyde S Kilby
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Formal Lecturing and Teaching − J.S. Ryan
  • News of the completed restoration of C.S. Lewis' Oxford home, The Kilns, as well as the 2002 Dorothy L Sayers Society convention.
Volume 20
  • C.S. Lewis and Politics − Suzanne Bray
  • Dorothy L. Sayers and War − Barbara Reynolds
  • George MacDonald's Transfiguring Fantasy − John Pridmore
  • Metaphysical and Romantic in the Taliessin Poems − Stephen Barber
  • Some Views on Catholic Tales and Christian Songs − Christine R. Simpson
  • Review Article: Survey of Tolkien Literature − Colin Duriez.
  • Remembrances of Lucy Barfield, Rev. Peter Bide, George Every, and Kathryn Lindskoog.
  • News and Events: highlights the 2003 Dorothy L Sayers Society convention.
Volume 21
  • Charles Williams and Owen Barfield: Common (and Uncommon) Ground − Stephen Dunning
  • Dorothy L Sayers and C.S. Lewis: Two Approaches to Creativity and Calling − Diana Ravlac Gyler and Laura K. Simmons
  • 'Bid the Tree Unfix His Earthbound Root': Motifs from Macbeth in The Lord of the Rings − Janet Brennan Croft
  • Lewis and Morris − Robert Boenig
  • Charles Williams as Medieval Troubadour − Joseph Hugh Simmons
  • News and Events: highlights the beginnings and evolution of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture, the activities of the Dorothy L. Sayers Society during 2004, and a report on the Marquette Tolkien Conference.
Volume 22
  • MacDonald’s Shorter Fairy Tales: Journeys into the Mind − Colin Manlove
  • The Orthodoxology of Dorothy L. Sayers − Crystal Downing
  • C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, and the Anglican Psalter − George Musacchio
  • Fire and Ice: C.S. Lewis and the Love Poetry of Joy Davidman and Ruth Pitter − Don W. King
  • C.S. Lewis’s Use of Analogy in Theological Understanding − Robert J. Palma
  • Remembrances of Humphrey Carpenter, George Sayer, and Richard T. Webster
  • A summary of the proceedings of the 2005 Dorothy L. Sayers Convention
  • Plus 20 book reviews
Volume 23
  • G.K. Chesterton: Social Criticism and the Sense of Wonder − Richard Gill
  • That 'such a genius should be a beastly American': C.S. Lewis as Critic of American Literature − Jack L. Knowles
  • 'My Dear Norah': The Course of a Friendship − Christopher Dean
  • Eagles with Attitude: Chaucer and Tolkien − Emma B. Hawkins
  • Finding Joy: A Comprehensive Bibliography of the Works of Joy Davidman − Don W. King
  • Review Article: "Theism and Thought" − Mark R. Talbot
Volume 24
  • Worshipping the Hero: MacDonald and Carlyle’s Early Novels − David Robb
  • Contemplating C.S. Lewis’s Epistemology − Norbert Feinendegen
  • “Seeking But To Do Thee Grace”: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Illustrated Religious Cards − Laura Simmons
  • Didactic Pleasures: Learning in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia − Paul Tankard
  • Feminist Nay-Sayers: Are Women Human? − Crystal Downing
  • Plus 20 book reviews
Volume 25
  • A Myth of Hubris in Till We Have Faces − Chad Shrock
  • The Inhabitants of Cosmo’s Drawer − Reid Makowsky
  • Death − Owen Barfield
  • Responses to Norbert Feinendegen’s “Contemplating C.S. Lewis’s Epistemology”
  • Poetry and Transformation − Brian Horne
  • Plus 18 book reviews
Volume 26
  • Conversing with Dante: Relational Assent in Charles Williams and George MacDonald − Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson
  • Stoic Rationality and Divine Madness in Till We Have Faces − Dale Sullivan
  • Vocation in Work: Dorothy L. Sayers and Economic Issues − Christine M. Fletcher
  • That Hideous Latin in That Hideous Strength − Amy E.K. Vail
  • Plus 13 book reviews
Volume 27
  • C.S. Lewis on Language and Meaning − Steven A. Beebe
  • In Search of Lucy: The Life of Lucy Barfield − Owen A. and Adelene Barfield
  • C.S. Lewis Remembered: Cambridge, 1957-1960 − Tom McAlindon
  • Woodland Prisoner − Clyde S. Kilby
  • Two Poems by Owen Barfield − Brett Foster
  • C.S. Lewis and the Art of the Apologue − Samuel Joeckel
  • Review Essay: G.K. Chesterton as Thinker and Theologian − Ralph C. Wood
  • Review Essay: Dearborn's The Baptized Imagination − Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson
  • Some Planets in Narnia: A Quantitative Investigation of the Planet Narnia Thesis − Justin L. Barrett
  • Plus 17 other book reviews


Out of Print Issues

Volumes 6 and 7 are now out of print, but photocopied reproductions bound in clear plastic with a black spine are available (same price).

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