Empire of fantasy
Studying the rise and fall of the Oxford School of fantasy literature. By conquering young minds, the books of J. R. R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis worked to recapture a world that was swiftly ebbing away — the British Empire. In Aeon magazine, Professor of literature Maria Sachiko Cecire, contemplates the interesting parallels between Middle Earth and Narnia, with the world the celebrated writers found themselves in at the moment of writing.