C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy

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Bruce L. Edwards
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - 330 pagini


Most popularly known as the author of the children's classic The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. 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.

Clive Staples Lewis was born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 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.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and others, he developed and honed his skills and continued to put out extensive writings. 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.

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In this new four-volume set, editor Edwards (English, Bowling Green State Univ.), the author of five other books on C.S. Lewis, in part seeks to correct what he sees as failings in the approaches ... Citiți recenzia completă

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The Christian Intellectual in the Public Square C S Lewiss Enduring American Reception
1
The Letters of C S Lewis C S Lewis as Correspondent
19
The Four Loves C S Lewiss Theology of Love
49
C S Lewis as Philologist Studies in Words
81
The Inklings Abroad Reading C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien Outside the United Kingdom and North America
99
The Allegory of Love and The Discarded Image C S Lewis as Medievalist
117
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century C S Lewis as a Literary Historian
143
Everymans Tutor C S Lewis on Reading and Criticism
163
A Most Potent Rhetoric C S Lewis Congenital Rhetorician
195
C S Lewis as Scholar of Metaphor Narrative and Myth
229
C S Lewis and the Media Cinematic and Stage Treatments of C S Lewiss Life and Works
257
C S Lewis Scholarship A Bibliographical Overview
283
Valediction from the Shadowlands C S Lewis and the Gospel of Homesickness
303
Index
315
About the Editor and Contributors
327
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BRUCE L. EDWARDS is Professor and Associate Dean at Bowling Green State University. His works include The C. S. Lewis Readers Encyclopedia, for which he served on the editorial board and wrote 25 entries, The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C. S. Lewis as Critic, Reader, and Imaginative Writer, Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual World of Narnian, and Further Up and Further In: Understanding C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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