Thursday, November 21, 2013

A mere ripple

C.S. Lewis, from his classic essay, "Courtly Love:"

Compared to this revolution [the invention of the "romantic species of passion" by medieval poets] the Renaissance is a mere ripple on the surface of literature.
Now that was a real, take-no-prisoners medievalist!


  1. You can appreciate the headlocks in context -- some real "bromancing" going on there...

  2. A very odd fellow, and an obnoxious one. My church had me read Lewis to cure me of doubts, and I've hated his kind of sophistry ever since.