Front Porch Republic editor Jeff Bilbro sits down with Joe Loconte of The King’s College for a spirited discussion of the book-turned-film A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War.  Bonded by war and steeled by friendship, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien produced works of fantasy that have guided us back to reality.      

Highlights

1:30    Loconte’s Italian immigrant family

4:00    Bleak poet learns to love goodness

7:45    Myth, not just for escapism anymore

9:30    Joe finds Frodo in his 40s

11:30  Lewis finds MacDonald on a train

13:45  Beowulf, Aeneas, and the hero who faces failure

19:00  Pagans love Christian realism

21:00  A letter to Owen Barfield

24:30  Band of Icelandic brothers

27:15  Behind the scenes

33:00  War, friendship, and imagination

36:00  Courage is key

37:15  Creative friendship, pursued deliberately

Resources

Buy the book

See the trailer

Get to know Joe

Thanks as always to Wendell Kimbrough

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