C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

A Life

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
An insightful new portrait of the writer and Christian theologian, reveals a depressive, spiritually tormented man who nevertheless forged a respectable career as a scholar, a writer of fantasy books like the Chronicles of Narnia, and a Christian apologist.

Perseus Publishing
Arguably the most influential Christian writer of the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis founded his literary reputation on the now classic critical work, The Allegory of Love. Within the next five years he would garner international acclaim as the author of The Screwtape Letters and Out of the Silent Planet, the first of three science fiction novels that owe much to his dynamic friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien. In 1950, with the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, he would win the hearts of children worldwide. Yet Clive Staples Lewis’s path to renown not only as a groundbreaking literary critic and novelist but also as a Christian theologian was at times intellectually and emotionally chaotic, as award-winning author Michael White reveals in this probing new biography. He follows the young Lewis, a nervous man profoundly depressed by the death of his mother, in a spiritually tormented course that would take him to the upper ranks of English letters. He deconstructs Lewis’s novels and religious works to reveal the frequently tormented soul and imagination from which they sprung. Most importantly, he delves into the mythos that has long surrounded Lewis and rediscovers the man beneath.

Arguably the most influential Christian writer of the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis founded his literary reputation on the now classic critical work, The Allegory of Love. Within the next five years he would garner international acclaim as the author of The Screwtape Letters and Out of the Silent Planet, the first of three science fiction novels that owe much to his dynamic friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien. In 1950, with the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, he would win the hearts of children worldwide. Yet Clive Staples Lewis's path to renown not only as a groundbreaking literary critic and novelist but also as a Christian theologian was at times intellectually and emotionally chaotic, as award-winning author Michael White reveals in this probing new biography. He follows the young Lewis, a nervous man profoundly depressed by the death of his mother, in a spiritually tormented course that would take him to the upper ranks of English letters. He deconstructs Lewis's novels and religious works to reveal the frequently tormented soul and imagination from which they sprung. Most importantly, he delves into the mythos that has long surrounded Lewis and rediscovers the man beneath.


Blackwell North Amer
Clive Staples Lewis' path to renown as a groundbreaking literary critic, novelist, and Christian theologian was an intellectually and emotionally chaotic one, as Michael White reveals in this new biography. He follows the young Lewis, a nervous man profoundly depressed by the death of his mother, in a spiritually treacherous course that would take him through the trenches of World War I to the upper ranks of English literature. White deconstructs Lewis' novels and religious works to reveal the frequently tormented soul and imagination from which they sprung. Equally important, he delves into the mythos surrounding Lewis and rediscovers the man beneath.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Pubs : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786713769
0786713763
Characteristics: xi, 268 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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