Lewis was much more than merely the man behind Narnia. Lewis by Bruce L. Most popularly known as the author of the children's classic "The Chronicles of Narnia," C. Lewis was also a prolific poet, essayist, novelist, and Christian writer. His most famous work, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," while known as a children's book is often read as a Christian allegory and remains to this day one of his best-loved works. But Lewis was prolific in a number of areas, including poetry, Christian writing, literary criticism, letters, memoir, autobiography, sermons and more.
This set, written by experts, guides readers to a better understanding and appreciation of this important and influential writer. His mother died when he was young, leaving his father to raise him and his older brother Warren.
He fought and was wounded in World War I and later became immersed in the spiritual life of Christianity. While he delved into the world of Christian writing, he did not limit himself to one genre and produced a remarkable oeuvre that continues to be widely read, taught, and adored at all levels. As part of the circle known as the Inklings, which consisted of writers and intellectuals, and included J. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and others, he developed and honed his skills and continued to put out extensive writings.
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Many different groups now claim him as their own: spanning genres from science fiction to Christian literature, from nonfiction to children's stories, his output remains among the most popular and complex. Here, experts in the field of Lewis studies examine all his works along with the details of his life and the culture in which he lived to give readers the fullest complete picture of the man, the writer, and the husband, alongside his works, his legacy, and his place in English letters.
References to this work on external resources. Book description Theologians, psychologists, academics, feminists, and fantasists offer humor, insight, and fresh perspectives on the enchanting and beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. Tolkien and Middle Earth's influence on the conception of Narnia, the relevance of allegory for both Christians and non-Christians, the idea of divine providence in Narnia, and Narnia's influence on modern-day witchcraft.
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Fans of the wildly popular series will revel in the examination of all aspects of C. Lewis and his magical Narnia. Haiku summary.
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Popular covers see all 5 covers. Rating Average: 3. Is this you? In no particular order, other highlights include Natasha Giardina's evocation of the 'Palace of Memory' in her "Elusive Prey" article, subtitled "Searching for Traces of Narnia in the Jungles of the Psyche. Of the twenty-five contributors, many have written about Lewis and Narnia before, another laudable trait of Revisiting Narnia.
Martha C. Sammons observes that it is we grownups who need fantasy tales instead of kids, not surprising as she also authored A Guide Through Narnia. Lewis Society and Ingrid E. Newkirk, founder and president of PETA, who writes about Narnia as vehicle for perceiving animals as equals.
Academics seeking "the usual suspects" will find them—Cathy McSorran's "Daughters of Lilith" addresses feminist issues in the Narnia series, while Louis Markos provides a touch of the lit crit in "Redeeming Postmodernism: At Play in the Fields of Narnia. Lewis Had Been Eastern Orthodox? With all due apologies to authors I haven't yet named, such as Bumbaugh, Zambreno, Stabb, and Duriez, it is a grim fact of life that all reviews must come to an end sometime. Comparisons to Tolkien?