Literary Criticism Quotations

On Finding Allegory

C.S. Lewis, Letter to Father Peter Milward, 10 December 1956

We shd. probably find that many particular allegories critics read into Langland or Spenser are impossible for just that sort of reason, if we knew all the facts. I am also convinced that the wit of man cannot devise a story in wh. the wit of some other man cannot find an allegory.

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