Catching hold of the transparent world means in reality catching hold of myth. Literature of such great writers as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeliene L'Engle, George MacDonald, Charles Williams, G.K. Chesterton, John Bunyan, and others is examined in this introductory volume to Christian mythopoeia, Strong emphasis is placed on identifying the symbols and emblems within such mythic works as Lewis' Space Trilogy, L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time, and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Includes index, bibliography, and preface by Clyde Kilby.