Thursday, September 20, 2007

L'Engle Again

For those of us already missing Madeleine L'Engle, Jana Riess offers a nice and fitting tribute in Publisher's Weekly:

This began my love affair with the books of Madeleine L'Engle—books I saved my hard-earned allowance for, devoured quickly, then returned to, savoring them again and again. When I was applying to colleges, my Wellesley application asked me to write about any individual—past or present, real or fictitious—I would most want to learn from as an apprentice, and to explain why. I chose Madeleine L'Engle, not because I wanted to be a writer—I had no literary ambitions and (incredibly, now) aspired to practice international law—but because I wanted to be her. Her books had stretched my imagination, and while I didn't know it at the time, they formed the core of my fledgling Christian beliefs.

Read it all here.


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