Selected Literary Essays Canto Classics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Common to each essay, is the lively wit, however, the distinctive forthrightness and the discreet erudition which characterizes Lewis's best critical writing. S. Lewis's most important literary essays, written between 1932 and 1962. The topics discussed range from chaucer to kipling, from 'The Literary Impact of the Authorized Version' to 'Psycho-Analysis and Literary Criticism, ' from Shakespeare and Bunyan to Sir Walter Scott and William Morris.

This volume includes over twenty of C.

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An Experiment in Criticism Canto Classics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Lewis's classic an experiment in criticism springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. Amid the complex welter of current critical theories, C. Crucial to his notion of judging literature is a commitment to laying aside expectations and values extraneous to the work, in order to approach it with an open mind.

Lewis's wisdom is valuably down-to-earth, refreshing and stimulating in the questions it raises about the experience of reading. S. Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C. S. He argues that 'good reading', like moral action or religious experience, involves surrender to the work in hand and a process of entering fully into the opinions of others: 'in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself'.

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Image and Imagination: Essays And Reviews Canto Classics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Lewis gathers together forty book reviews, never before reprinted, as well as four major essays which have been unavailable for many decades. S. This selection from the writings of C. A fifth essay, 'image and Imagination', is published for the first time. The essays and reviews substantiate his reputation as an eloquent and authoritative critic across a wide range of literature, and as a keen judge of contemporary scholarship, while his reviews of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will be of additional interest to scholars and students of fantasy.

Taken together, the collection presents some of Lewis's finest literary criticism and religious exposition.

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Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature Canto Classics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - S. Lewis's studies in medieval and Renaissance Literature is a collection of fourteen fascinating essays, half of which were never published in Lewis's lifetime. The first three provide a general introduction to medieval literature whilst the remaining essays turn to the works of major writers such as Dante The Divine Comedy, Malory Le Morte d'Arthur, Spenser The Faerie Queene and Milton Comus.

C. Lewis's insightful yet accessible writing will captivate anyone with an interest in medieval and Renaissance literature.

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Studies in Words Canto Classics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - C. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems. Lewis's studies in words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analysing their functions.

. S. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language. Language - in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings - is a perennially fascinating topic.

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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature Canto Classics

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Cambridge University Press #ad - This, lewis's last book, has been hailed as 'the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind'. The discarded image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance.

. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'.

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God in the Dock

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Eerdmans #ad - C. Many represent lewis's first ventures into themes he would later treat in full-length books. His whole vision of life was such that the natural and the supernatural seemed inseparably combined. God in the dock contains forty-eight essays and twelve letters written by Lewis between 1940 and 1963. Lewis struck me as the most thoroughly converted man I ever met, " observes Walter Hooper in this book's preface.

Ranging from popular newspaper articles to learned defenses of the faith, these pieces cover topics as varied as the logic of theism, the role of women in the church, miracles, good and evil, and ethics and politics. S.

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Poems

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HarperOne #ad - Lewis—the great british writer, and bestselling author of mere Christianity, Christian apologist, The Great Divorce, lay theologian, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, scholar, broadcaster, and many other beloved classics—was also an accomplished poet. S. A repackaged edition of the revered author’s poetry—a collection of verse that exemplifies and celebrates his breadth of knowledge, his wide-ranging interests, both spiritual and earthly, and his never-ending search to find God and understand the mysteries of the world.

Known for his fiction and philosophical nonfiction, C. In poems, lewis dives deep into a wide range of subjects—from God to nature to love to unicorns—revealing his extensive imagination and sense of wonder. HarperOne.

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Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

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Oxford University Press #ad - None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery. S. The cosmological theme of each chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. HarperOne. Planet narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook.

Using these seven symbols, the ornamental details, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, and, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains connaître knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody.

Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis #ad - . Drawing on the whole range of lewis's writings including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles, Venus, Mercury, Luna, Sol, Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - - Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn - - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation".

For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. Oxford university Press USA. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance.

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Christian Reflections

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Eerdmans #ad - They are colorfully varied, church music, futility, the Psalms, covering such topics as Christianity and literature, ethics, and petitionary prayer. Common to them all, however, are the uniquely effective style of C. Shortly after his conversion in 1929, C. Lewis wrote to a friend, by god's mercy, "When all is said and truly said about the divisions of Christendom, there remains, an enormous common ground.

From that time on, lewis thought that the best service he could provide for his unbelieving neighbors was to explain and defend the faith that has been shared by nearly all Christians at all times. Christian reflections contains fourteen of Lewis's papers defending Christianity. S. S. Lewis and the basic presuppositions of his theology -- his "mere" Christianity.

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The Weight of Glory

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HarperOne #ad - HarperOne. Oxford university Press USA. Lewis, the most important christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. HarperOne. The nine addresses in weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.

The classic Weight of Glory by C. S.

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