'Charles Williams: The Third Inkling"
Researched and written by Grevel Lindop
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Charles Williams's 1st publication was a story, 'My Cousin Dick', in [Temperance Record] Dec 1899: he was 15 years old.
WH Auden cherished the dream that Charles Williams would move to OUP's New York office to act as his guru.
In August 1935 Charles Williams nursed Catholic poet Eugene Mason on his deathbed, reading poetry to him & fetching heroin as a painkiller.
In 1934 Charles Williams got a publisher's questionnaire asking if he'd ever had an 'experience that you consider supernatural?' He said 'No'.
Charles Williams put a long quotation from Lenin's [Selected Works]
Dylan Thomas attended Charles Williams' lectures: said, "Why, you come into the room and talk about Keats and Blake as if they were alive!”’
Charles Williams came to hate his 1930 book [Poetry at Present]
Charles Williams couldn't shave himself because of his hand tremor: so he would go to a barber each morning on his way to work.
Anne Ridler reported that Charles Wiliams psychically detected site of Dark Age battle at Aisholt Somerset. (But failed at dowsing 4 water)!
Charles Williams reckoned he could write 7,000-10,000 words of prose in a weekend, finishing a book in six weeks if necessary.