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C.S. Lewis

From C. S. Lewis to Elie Wiesel to Ernest Hemingway... from the mystical land of Narnia to the concentration camp complex at Auschwitz to the luminescent waters off the coast of Cuba... the universe is a majestic, unfathomably inscrutable place... good reason to explore it through as many lenses as possible.
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Elie Wiesel


"Some stories are true that never happened." ~ Elie Wiesel

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ABOUT THIS SITE


Bio.Pic.jpgWithin this site, you'll find guidance as to how best to "portal "* into the world of C.S. Lewis' Narnia, Shakespeare's England, Tolstoy's Russia, and other literary parallel worlds, not just "read" like ordinary, "non-portaling" people do. To assist you in your journeying you'll find "compass readings" to guide you along your way to a successful journey:


  • Reviews and/or synopses of the book
  • external image the-last-battle.jpgAuthor's biographical information
  • Key Facts of each book
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Timelines
  • Video and Audio Supplements

...and more.
As Aslan might say: "Come further up and further in!"

METAPHOR: THE MAGIC LENS PEERING INTO THE DEEP INNER WORLDS OF GREAT BOOKS AND LITERATURE
"And the cause of everything that is that which we call God.... God is life." ~ Leo Tolstoy
"And the cause of everything that is that which we call God.... God is life." ~ Leo Tolstoy

According to James Geary in his fascinating TED-Talk, "Metaphorically Speaking,"Aristotle writes in his Poetics that a metaphor is [paraphrased]: "the process of giving a thing a name that belongs to something else." This is the mathematics, if you will, of the making of a metaphor:

a "thing" - a name + another "thing's" name =
a metaphor for the first thing


Make sense? Take a thing, any thing, subtract its name away and add to it another thing's name. Now, the "an-other thing" has the same name as the "other thing" and both things are called by the same thing! Simple, right?
Experience James Geary's fascinating TED-Talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/james_geary_metaphorically_speaking.html