Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle

An enlightening article on the late children's author. I found the Wrinkle in Time series to be very engaging and inspiring. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who identified with "Meg Murry" as a teenager. Share


Anonymous said...

I remember bringing home A Wrinkle in Time from the school library in 4th grade. I tried reading it, but I was very confused and somewhat scared by the odd imagery and darker tones. I returned it unfinished. After that, whenever I saw the cover with a many-eyed being, it made me rather uncomfortable!

I am determined though that I will read it someday - I'll have to add it to my reading list and see it through more mature eyes!

elena maria vidal said...

I think the many-eyed being was supposed to be a cherubim as described in Sacred Scripture. I agree, some of it was a bit spooky, but I was already into Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. The books are not for everyone but I liked them, the first two, anyway.

Kimberly said...

I, too, truly loved the L'Engle books as a teen. Definitely not for the younger set, though. Many Waters was a favorite of mine for awhile...certainly an interesting take on the story of the Flood. And the Nephalim...too scary!

elena maria vidal said...

I never read that one, Kimberly, it sounds fascinating!! A friend and I were just discussing the legends of the Nephalim the other day.

Anonymous said...


L'Engle was my favourite writer when I was a teenager! After learning about her passing over the weekend, I brought my entire collection of her books to school so that my students could see them. Some of my copies were so old that, despite careful handling by my girls, the brittle covers just snapped off! :S

My favourite novel in the Time Series is A Swiftly Tilting Planet. :)

I also read all her so-called Chronos books. I ended up identifying more with Vicky Austin than with Meg Murry. :P

Anonymous said...

I loved her books as an adult, when my children were reading them. A remarkable writer, she will be missed.