Friday, May 6, 2011
In the last few days I've read a few bits of news regarding Satan and his minions -- or at least regarding fictional portrayals of them. David Bentley Hart's piece in First Things today is about the various ways that the Devil is typically portrayed in literature and how it is often romanticized, whereas he imagines the real devil would more likely be a droll, banal, and dull character. Within that article Hart links to a novella by his brother Addison Hart called Confessions of the Antichrist, which features a fictional portrayal of Satan. Hart also mentions in passing that he has a novella set to be released later this year that features a portrayal of a (not the) devil, which is fantastic news. Lastly, X-men film producer Ralph Winter did an interview regarding his most recent project which is a film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, which he said should be made and released within the next year or two.