The author takes two approaches in this discussion of The Great Divorce: enumerating the medieval sources and analogues for Lewis’s story, particularly The Divine Comedy but also other dream-visions such as The Romance of the Rose; and seeking out modern parallels and inspirations, such as Forster’s “The Celestial Omnibus” but more importantly Tolkien’s “Leaf by Niggle” and Williams’s All Hallows’ Eve.
Christopher, J. R.
"Considering The Great Divorce (Parts I and II),"
Mythcon Proceedings: Vol. 1:
2, Article 14.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythpro/vol1/iss2/14
Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022