C.S. Lewis and the confines of language in literature.

by Adam Marek Krasnopolski

Publisher: University of Birmingham in Birmingham

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  • Lewis, C. S. -- 1898-1963.

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Thesis (M.A.)- Univ. of Birmingham, Dept. of English.

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The content of this book is comprised of C.S. Lewis’ lectures, sermons, magazine articles, etc. and I believe written based on the assumption each respective audience was well educated. One result of this appeared to allow him to freely use quotes in their original language. And if you REALLY like an author, you will also read all you can about him. So I have two large shelves full of Lewis’ books – books written by him, and books written about him, including numerous biographies. The new volume I refer to is Becoming C. S. Lewis (–): A Biography of Young Jack Lewis (Crossway, ) by Harry Lee Poe.   A statue depicting Chronicles of Narnia character Digory Kirke opening the magic wardrobe was erected in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in , the centenary of C.S. Lewis’ birth. The Eagle and Child, a frequent meeting place of the Inklings (Tom Murphy/Wikimedia Commons) Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis.

Lesson plans for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Screwtape Letters and other titles by C. S. Lewis. Into the Wardrobe: A Web site devoted to C. S. Lewis An excellent site with links to a variety of sources of information about Lewis, his life, and his works. On Lewis was elected a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where he served as tutor in English Language and Literature for 29 years until leaving for Magdalene College, Cambridge, in "Dymer," a book-length narrative poem, published under the pseudonym of Clive Hamilton. 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.5/5(1).   Lewis’s works of apologetics, children’s literature, and science fiction are almost universally known and loved among Evangelicals. Lewis’s thoughts on science and faith are less well known, but he wrote extensively of science, and even of evolution, both in his popular works, like Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain, and in.

His C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy (4 volumes) was published by Praeger Press in Bruce's other books on Lewis and on The Chronicles of Narnia include: Not a Tame Lion () Further Up and Further In: Understanding C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe () A Rhetoric of Reading: C. S. Lewis's Defense of Western. Clive Staples Lewis, better known as C.S. Lewis () was a British novelist, poet, medieval scholar, and lay theologian, best known for his fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia (). It has sold over million copies, translated in 47 languages. It should come as no surprise that C.S. Lewis, the world-renowned author of The Chronicles of Narnia series, believes that everyone should read books. Reading gives you the ability to see an. English Literature in the Sixteenth Century: Excluding Drama (Oxford History of English Literature Series) by Lewis, C. S. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at .

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C.S. Lewis's "English Literature in the Sixteenth Century (Excluding Drama)," was first published inas an installment in the Clark Lectures series (for ), which contributes an additional subtitle in some listings, but primarily as part of a multi-volume "Oxford History of English Literature."Cited by: The official website for C.

Lewis. Browse a complete collection of his books, sign up for a monthly enewsletter, find additional resources, and more. A repackaged edition of the revered author’s collection of essays on writing fiction. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—was a professor of literature at Oxford University, where he /5(14).

Lewis wrote more than 30 books which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. His philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian apologists from many denominations.

which then fell off into orthodoxy and boredom. In sum, Lewis defends his authors language from the strictures of Eliot and Leavis (Leavis ); he defends his worldview and its artistic embodiment from the prejudice of s agnostic university faculty in English.

Lewis’s most controversial book (English Literature in the Sixteenth Century)Cited by: 1. The Collected Poems of C.

Lewis (ed. Walter Hooper, ; expanded edition of the Poems book; includes Spirits in Bondage) C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid: Arms and Exile (ed. A.T. Reyes, ; includes the surviving fragments of Lewis's translation of Virgil's Aeneid, presented in parallel with the Latin text, and accompanied by synopses of.

Lewis has a good deal to say about reading. We might think he provides advice on reading high-minded books, ones that perhaps Oxford dons leisurely read and the rest of the population labor to enjoy, let alone comprehend.

It isn’t true. While Lewis was a ferocious reader ever since his. About C. Lewis's List. InThe Christian Century published C.S.

Lewis and the confines of language in literature. book. Lewis's answer to the question, “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” Lewis responded with ten titles, ranging from Virgil's Aeneid to James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson and from George Herbert's The Temple to Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy.

C.S Lewis Non-Fiction Reader Lewis is perhaps best known for his Narnia novels, but he wrote far more works of non-fiction ranging in subject matter from philosopy and theology to literary criticism. Shelves: c-s-lewis A simply amazing book in which Lewis alternates in painting literature as it just so happens to strike us and disbanding some theories and unhelpful modes of reading.

He makes me want to read (or re-read) Troilus and Cressida (Chaucer), Hero and Leander, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Shelley, Bunyan, Jane Austen, and Morris/5(11). Clive Staples Lewis (29 November – 22 November ) was a British writer and lay held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, –) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, –).He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and.

The seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia, by the mid-century Irish writer C. Lewis, has some 65 million copies in print in thirty languages. In the books several English schoolchildren are. C. Lewis, or Jack Lewis, as he preferred to be called, was born in Belfast, Ireland (now Northern Ireland) on Novem He was the second son of Albert Lewis, a lawyer, and Flora Hamilton Lewis.

His older brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis, who was known as Warnie, had been born three years earlier in Early Days. Free download or read online A Grief Observed pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by C.S.

Lewis. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this christian, religion story are C.S. Lewis. The book has been awarded with, and many others.

Read on to discover C. Lewis’s five rules and how we can use them to improve our own writing. Lewis’s 5 Writing Rules. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else.

Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. By tracing a number of key words through the centuries, C.S. Lewis helps the reader to understand how concepts change and what effect that has on one's understanding of literature.

Lastly, for those who relish C.S. Lewis's other works, "Studies in Words" might prove a fascinating view of yet another facet of Lewis's wide-ranging writings. Lewis at the same time was becoming known in literary circles, initially by publishing articles and book reviews.

His first scholarly book, The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (), was highly praised and established his reputation as a leading figure in British literary studies. Later books on literature include A Preface to Paradise Lost (), The Personal Heresy: A.

See Dorsett L., in Dictionary of Christianity in America, ; See the article of Veith, A Vision Within a Dream, Within the Truth: C.S. Lewis as Evangelist to the Postmodernist, ff. Lewis draws in this respect on the theory of E. Bevan, expressed in his famous book Symbolism of Belief, and also on Owen Barfield‘s notion of "Semantic unity", expressed in Barfield’s book Poetic Diction.

Clive Staples Lewis (Novem - Novem ), commonly referred to as C. Lewis, was an Irish author and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics and fiction. He is best known today for his children's series The Chronicles of Narnia. This is one of the questions taken up by James Como in C.

Lewis: A Very Short Introduction, a recent title in the Oxford University Press series of compact introductions to wide-ranging topics. The legacy of C.S. Lewis is explored in this wonderful work. C.S. Lewis transcended all literary, philosophical, and religious boundaries. A world-renowned scholar of medieval literature at Oxford University, he wrote and lectured in such clear direct language that the readers are able to fully comprehend the truths he extolled.

One of the most creative intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lewis wrote many different kinds of books. For children’s books, read the Narnia books in the order they were written: 1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 2. Prince Caspian 3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 4. The Silver Chair 5.

The Horse an. Ransom appears very similar to Lewis himself: a university professor, expert in languages and medieval literature, unmarried (Lewis did not marry until his fifties), wounded in World War I and with no living relatives except for one sibling.

Lewis, however, apparently intended for Ransom to be partially patterned after his friend and fellow Oxford professor J. Tolkien, since Lewis is. Lewis starts the book by discussing an example from a children’s literature text in which two tourists comment on a waterfall.

One says the waterfall is pretty, while the other says it is sublime. A collection of Lewis's shorter poetry on a wide range of subjects-God and the pagan deities, unicorns and spaceships, nature, love, age, and reason: "Idea poems which reiterate themes known to have occupied Lewis's ingenious and provocative mind" (Clyde S.

Kilby, New York Times Book Review). The theme of this collection is the excellence of the Story, especially the kind of story dear to Lewis-fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction.

On Stories is a companion volume to Lewis’s collected shorter fiction, The Dark Tower and Other Stories. Edited and with a Preface by Walter Hooper. But, as McGrath, author of C.S.

Lewis: A Life, points out, Pullman’s statements about Lewis’s wide readership almost 40 years after his death only draw more attention to.

Learn more about C.S. Lewis. Browse C.S. Lewis’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University untilwhen he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.

Divorce, The. Vol Number 2 IssueSpring/Summer () Mythlore is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R.

Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy. The full text of Mythlore from onward is available in several electronic databases from Gale, Ebsco, and ProQuest. Lewis died on Novemthe same day that John F Kennedy was shot. CS Lewis’ mind was shaped by the books he read, and the people with whom he had deep conversations.

Looking at the books in his personal library, one again, as with other successful people, he was interested in books from many different genres. Literature & Literary Criticism, Tolkien, Lewis, and Inkling Studies Doris T.

Myers Although C. S. Lewis () achieved a level of popularity as a fiction writer, literary scholars have tended to view him as a minor figure working in an insignificant genre-science fiction-or have pigeonholed him as a Christian apologist and moralist.Enjoy the best C.

S. Lewis Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by C. S. Lewis, British Writer, Born Novem Share with your friends. Since his death inC.S. Lewis has become the most beloved of all modern Christian authors. But the famed chronicler of Narnia had many contemporaries who were equally deft with words, wit and wisdom, and whose work would be a suitable addition to any reader looking to add to their collection of spiritual writings.

Here are just a few.