Excerpt from A Wrinkle in Time

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I just finished re-reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Chances are, you’ve either read this book or seen the movie, or both. It has been popular since it was published in 1962, although it has also been one of the most commonly banned books.

I was also interested in some of the background in the Afterword to the edition that I read. I told of how when she was going through a period of religious questioning, her pastor had suggested she read some German theologians, but they just put her to sleep. She instead started to read the works of physicists such as Einstein, and it opened up a whole new world for her. You can see in A Wrinkle in Time how she saw connections between mathematical and physics principles and religion.

A great read in the tradition of C.S. Lewis.

Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.

Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

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