Considers Williams’s Descent Into Hell as an excellent “example of the use of the mythical method [as defined by T.S. Eliot] as a metaphor of poesis, by which the fundamental forms of the imagination are catalyzed.” Geometrical symbolism and the underworld journey link it to many modernist works.
Smith, Evans Lansing
"The Mythical Method of Descent Into Hell,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol20/iss2/2
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021