Coming in the December 2007 issue of Touchstone, Michael Ward reveals the organizing structure that C. S. Lewis used when writing The Chronicles of Narnia. It has been said
that Lewis had carelessly assembled figures from incompatible mythological traditions: children fresh from E. Nesbit, a Snow Queen out of Hans Andersen, dryads and naiads from classical tradition, and–forsooth!–Santa Claus from popularized hagiography.
But, Ward says, "I had never been satisfied by the notion that the Chronicles were a mish-mash, and I think I have stumbled upon their secret, governing, imaginative scheme."
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