A Select Bibliography

of Works about

Charles Williams (1886-1945)


Williams: General

Glen Cavaliero. Charles Williams: Poet of Theology. London: Macmillan ; Grand  

   Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983.

Stephen M. Dunning. The Crisis and the Quest: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Charles

   Williams. Paternoster Press, 2000.

Lois Glenn. Charles W. S. Williams; a Checklist. Kent, OH: Kent State Univ., 1975.

Alice Mary Hadfield. Charles Williams; An Exploration of His Life and Work. Oxford: 

   Oxford University, 1983.

John Heath‑Stubbs. Charles Williams.  London: Longmans, 1955.

Brian Horne (ed.) Charles Williams: A Celebration. Leominster, Herefordshire, 1995.

Thomas Howard. The Novels of Charles Williams.  New York: Oxford University, 1983.

Charles A Huttar & Peter J. Schakel (eds.). The Rhetoric of Vision; Essays on Charles 

   Williams. Foreward John Heath-Stubbs. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University, 1996.

Arthur Livingston. Systematic Philosophy and Theology in an English Novelist: The

   Survival of the Franciscan Tradition in Charles Williams. Dissertation (Ph.D.).—

   Loyola University, 1982.

Andrea Freud Loewenstein. Loathsome Jews and Engulfing Women: Metaphors of

   Projection in the Works of Wyndham Lewis, Charles Williams, and Graham Greene.

   New York University, 1993.

Mary McDermott Shideler. The Theology of Romantic Love: A Study in the Writings of 

   Charles Williams. New York: Harper, 1962.

Mary McDermott Shideler. Charles Williams: A Critical Essay. Grand Rapids:  

   Eerdmans,  1966.

Agnes Sibley. Charles Williams. Boston: Twayne, 1982.

William V. Spanos. The Christian Tradition in Modern British Verse Drama: The Poetics  

   of Sacramental Time. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 1967.

 Kathleen Spencer. Charles Williams. Mercer Island, WA: Starmount House, 1986.

 Dennis L. Weeks. Steps Toward Salvation; An Examination of Coinherance and

   Substitution in the Seven Novels of Charles Williams.  New York: Peter Lang, 1991.          


Williams: Articles & Prefaces

W. H. Auden "Charles Williams: A Review Article" in Christian Century. 73:18

   (May 2, 1956) 552‑4.

W. H. Auden "Introduction" to The Descent of the Dove / by Charles Williams.

   New  York: Meridian, 1956.

T. S. Eliot. "Introduction" to All Hallow's Eve / by Charles Williams. London: Pelligrini  

   & Cudahy, 1948.

T. S. Eliot. "The Significance of Charles Williams" in The Listener. 36:936

   (Dec. 19, 1946) 894‑5.

C. S. Lewis. "Preface" to Essays Presented to Charles Williams. Oxford: Oxford  

   University, 1947.

Anne Ridler. "Introduction" & "A Bibliography" in The Image of the City and Other 

   Essays / by Charles Williams. London: Oxford University, 1958.

Dorothy Sayers. "Introduction" to James I / by Charles Williams. London: Arthur  

   Barker, 1951.


Williams: Arthurian Poetry

Glen Cavaliero. "The Arthurian Poems" in Charles Williams: Poet of Theology.

   Eerdmans, 1983. 97-125.

C. P. Crowley. "The Grail Poetry of Charles Williams" University of Toronto Quarterly

   25 (1956) 484-493.

David Llewellyn Dodds. "Introductions" in Arthurian Poets: Charles Williams. Boydell,

   1991. 1-15, 149-161, 265-273.

Karl Heinz Goller. "From Logres to Carbonek: The Arthuriad of Charles Williams"

   Arthurian Literature 1 (1981) 121-173.

Karl Heinz Goller. "King Arthur and the Grail in the Poetry of Charles Williams" in

   Lebende Antike: Symposium fur Rudolf Suhnel / ed. Horst Meller & Hans-Joachim

   Zimmermann. Berlin: E. Schmidt, 1967. 489-501.

Karl Heinz Goller. "Williams, Charles" in The Arthurian Encyclopedia. NY: Garland,

   1986. 630-633.

Alice Mary Hadfield. "Charles Williams and his Arthurian Poetry" Seven 1 (1980) 62-80.

Linden Huddlestone. The Arthurian Poems of Charles Williams: Their Development and

   Background. Thesis (M.A.).—University of London, 1952.

David Jones. “The Arthurian Legend” “The Myth of Arthur” in Epoch and Artist.

   London: Faber & Faber, 1959. 202-211, 212-259.

Roma A. King. The Pattern in the Web: The Mythical Poetry of Charles Williams. Kent

   State University Press, 1990.

C. S. Lewis. “Williams and the Arthuriad” in  Arthurian Torso. London: Oxford

   University, 1948.

Joe H. McClatchey. "Charles Williams and the Arthurian Tradition" Seven 11 (1994) 51-


Joe H. McClatchey. "The Diagrammatised Glory of Charles Williams's 'Taliessin

   Through Logres'" Seven 2 (1981) 100-125.

Charles Moorman. Arthurian Triptych: Mythic Elements in Charles Williams, C. S.

   Lewis and T. S. Eliot. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960.

Charles Moorman. "The Structures of Charles Williams' Arthurian Poetry" Studies in the

   Literary Imagination 14/2 (Fall 1982) 98-116.

William M. Roulet. The Figure of the Poet in the Arthurian Poems of Charles Williams.

   Dissertation (Ph.D.).—St. John’s University, 1965.

Marianne Russell. "Elements of the Idea of the City in Charles Williams' Arthurian

   Poetry" Mythlore 6/22 (1979) 10-16.

Nathan Comfort Starr. “The Spiritual Land of Logres” in King Arthur Today. Gainesville:
   University of Florida Press, 1954. (144-188)


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