FoC 028: What Do Greek Myths and Victorian Poetry Have in Common?




We’re talking about them on our new book swap episode! Today we’ll be exploring Greek myths and Victorian poetry in our latest book swap selections Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis and Possession by A.S. Byatt.

We discuss the beautiful imagery of faith in C.S. Lewis’s masterwork, then toss around ideas of feminism, sexuality, marriage, and creativity with A.S. Byatt’s Possession. We hope this conversation makes you want to pick up these books if you haven’t read them yet, and if you have, we hope you’ll join in the discussion!


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Mentioned in this episode:

possession Possession by A.S. Byatt

till we have facesTill We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Beauty and the Beast


True Detective

Haley’s crazy road trip.

The upcoming Edel Gathering

Missed the past book swap episodes? See them all here.


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4 thoughts on “FoC 028: What Do Greek Myths and Victorian Poetry Have in Common?”

  1. Ladies, great book reviews! I’ve added both novels to my reading list. I love historic fiction, so the Victorian Era aspect of Possession definitely appeals. As for the C. S. Lewis book – really liked the discussion on the main character not seeing or recognizing herself. The title seems to apply to many characters in the novel, and not just the god she is forbidden to see.

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