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Guides to allegorical travels [Nov. 19th, 2015|09:51 am]
From my comment at Arhyalon's latest Superversive guest post:

In TGD, your description of the passengers' reaction to the bus driver sounded like something out of Atlas Shrugged. ;-) I think there was more to the bus driver than that. His mysterious gesture of waving something away from his face turned up in a Charles Williams thriller too, and had something to do with Dante...?

Anyway, in TGD the bus driver had little to say; the narrator/guide role was MacDonald's. Where did Virgil do that (for Dante?) according to Williams. From a non-Inklings source, see Myers' Golias in Silverlock.

[User Picture]From: houseboatonstyx
2015-11-19 12:45 pm (UTC)
Putting together vague remembered clues from Lewis, Williams, and possibly some other Inkling, I'm sure it came (or someone thought it came) from further back than TGD. Bad air would make sense both places. But I'd bet it was some particular character doing it, at least pre-bus driver.

Lewis's Purgatory task would be to footnote EVerything.
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