One Wine is Left in the Broken Bowl

What is left for the cold grey soul

That moans like a wounded dove?

One wine is left in the broken bowl

'Tis, to love, and love, and love.


G. MacDonald, Phantastes


I recorded some lectures on George MacDonald's Phantastes. I lightly edited them into about an hour's worth of content. Many people first learn about the book as one of C.S. Lewis's favorites, the book he read as a teenager which, he said, "baptized his imagination." But many who go on to read it are disappointed. There's not much of a plot, and it's difficult to follow. I've read the book many times and treasure it. These lectures might help you appreciate the book better. Here's the audio, and below that is a Youtube playlist, if you'd prefer to watch me lecture instead of just hear me.






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