- xix, 293 p. ; 25 cm.
- Contents: Introduction: An intellectual dilemma. -- Inklings: building community. -- Influence: assessing impact. -- Resonators: supporting progress. -- Opponents: issuing challenge. -- Editors: making changes. -- Collaborators: working together. -- Referents: writing about each other. -- Creativity: appreciating interaction. -- Appendix: Inklings: their lives and works / by David Bratman.Formerly CIP.Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-272) and index.Summary: "The creators of Narnia and Middle-earth, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were close friends and professional colleagues. They met frequently with a community of fellow writers at Oxford in the 1930s and 1940s, all sharing their works-in-progress. The group became known as the Inklings." "This study challenges the standard interpretation that Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and the other Inklings had little influence on one another's work, drawing on the latest research in composition studies and the sociology of the creative process. Diana Glyer invites readers into the heart of the group, examining diary entries and personal letters and carefully comparing the rough drafts of their manuscripts with their final, published work."--BOOK JACKET.