Eight Children in Narnia: The Making of a Children’s Story
I first read the Narnia tales when I was in college, after I had read Mere Christianity. I read them again a couple years later, after I had taken a class in Medieval Literature and had read Chaucer’s “Parlement of Foules.” When I came across the Parliament of Owls in my second reading of The Silver Chair, I was discouraged. Such a blatant allusion and I had missed it, because I had not yet read enough. How many more of these were there, that I was missing? I felt I could never read enough.