Who's afraid of Fenris Ulf? (sorry - I couldn't resist that one...)

jstallcup at juno.com jstallcup at juno.com
Sat Apr 26 19:40:20 EDT 2003


I think that it is a US edition.  I just noticed it also says Collier
books on it and lists a NY address.
  
On Sat, 26 Apr 2003 09:33:01 +0100 "Charles Butler"
<hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk> writes:
> Jackie S:
> > My copy of LWW has him as Fenris Ulf.  It's a paperback version 
> from
> > Macmillan, 1971 and has a picture on the cover that looks very 
> derivative
> > of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine.
> 
> Is that a UK or US edition?
> 
> I checked the American cartoon. I couldn't find a date, but those 
> polo neck
> jumpers are sooo 1970's and I saw it first around 1979. It too says 
> Fenris
> Ulf. (Another mystery - why Ulf rather than Wolf? Why try to allude 
> to a
> myth and then prevaricate at the last minute? It seems a little 
> maladroit to
> me, and not really Lewis's style.)
> 
> Anyway, it's beginning to look as if Maugrim was changed TO Fenris 
> somewhere
> along the line, unless the change was made before the third (1956) 
> imprint I
> have. Which is possible I suppose. I can vaguely imagine Lewis 
> being
> browbeaten by a bunch of Inklings (with JRRT heading the charge) 
> outraged at
> his appropriation of a favourite Norse myth. But CSL was probably a 
> hard man
> to bully.
> 
> My mother happened to work at Bles at the time - if the real answer 
> doesn't
> emerge in the next day or two maybe I'll ask her if she has any 
> memory of
> the matter. But that's a REAL long shot.
> 
> Charlie
> 
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