C S Lewis and the Art of Writing

In Lewis, writers don't just learn how to write, they also learn something about how to live. This volume explores Lewis's life in, as well as his practice of, writing.

Author: Corey Latta

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498225342

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing is written for readers interested in C. S. Lewis, the writing life, and in becoming better writers. Lewis stands as one of the most prolific and influential writers in modern history. His life in letters offers writers invaluable encouragement and instruction in the writing craft. In Lewis, writers don't just learn how to write, they also learn something about how to live. This volume explores Lewis's life in, as well as his practice of, writing. From his avid reading life, to his adolescent dreams to be a great poet, through his creative failures, to his brilliant successes, to his constant encouragement of other writers, C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing celebrates one of the twentieth-century's greatest authors.

The Art of Writing

124 . 26. C.S. Lewis , The Abolition of Man ( New York : The Macmillan Co. , 1947
) , pp . 48-9 . Reprinted with permission . 27. J.B. Rhine , " Occultism , ”
Encyclopedia Americana ( New York : Americana Corp. , 1974 ) , Vol . 20 , p . 610
. 28.

Author: Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000007959844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 479

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The Fame of C S Lewis

Lewis was receptive to the style, as well as to the philosophy, of the l'art pour l'art
movement. ... The Decadent movement began in France with writers such as
Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier, and Gustave Flaubert but found its
footing ...

Author: Stephanie L. Derrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192551511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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C. S. Lewis, long renowned for his children's books as well as his Christian apologetics, has been the subject of wide interest since he first stepped-up to the BBC's microphone during the Second World War. Until now, however, the reasons why this medievalist began writing books for a popular audience, and why these books have continued to be so popular, had not been fully explored. In fact Lewis, who once described himself as by nature an 'extreme anarchist', was a critical controversialist in his time-and not to everyone's liking. Yet, somehow, Lewis's books directed at children and middlebrow Christians have continued to resonate in the decades since his death in 1963. Stephanie L. Derrick considers why this is the case, and why it is more true in America than in Lewis's home-country of Britain. The story of C. S. Lewis's fame is one that takes us from his childhood in Edwardian Belfast, to the height of international conflict during the 1940s, to the rapid expansion of the paperback market, and on to readers' experiences in the 1980s and 1990s, and, finally, to London in November 2013, where Lewis was honoured with a stone in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Derrick shows that, in fact, the author himself was only one actor among many shaping a multi-faceted image. The Fame of C. S. Lewis is the most comprehensive account of Lewis's popularity to date, drawing on a wealth of fresh material and with much to interest scholars and C. S. Lewis admirers alike.

C S Lewis A Biography

This acclaimed biography charts the progress of the brilliant, prolific writer, C. S. Lewis.

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007378883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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This acclaimed biography charts the progress of the brilliant, prolific writer, C. S. Lewis.

The Pilgrim s Guide

Published in the centenary year of C.S. Lewis's birth, "The Pilgrim Guide" offers a study of Lewis's witness to the truth of Christianity, especially in his works of fiction and popular anthologies.

Author: David Mills

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015045688390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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Published in the centenary year of C.S. Lewis's birth, "The Pilgrim Guide" offers a study of Lewis's witness to the truth of Christianity, especially in his works of fiction and popular anthologies.

The Scientifiction Novels of C S Lewis

When we think of it, this is a very odd thing for a satirist like Lewis to be writing
Lewis whose dislike of hymns and church music is well known, Lewis with his ...
What I did not realize, at the age of sixteen, was that Lewis's art, like any satirist's
 ...

Author: Jared Lobdell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483865

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Used by C.S. Lewis himself, the term "scientifiction" is revived here as it once encompassed not only what we call science fiction, but also that indeterminate field of the 1940s and 1950s sometimes referred to as science fantasy (leading up to Ray Bradbury), along with a portion of that great realm that has come, since the advent of The Lord of the Rings, to be called fantasy. Rather as an eighteenth-century novel may pre-date the divide between novel and romance, so C.S. Lewis's "interplanetary" novels may be considered to pre-date the modern divide between fantasy and science fiction and thus be thought of as "scientifictional" in nature. The stories dealt with are those in which Elwin Ransom is a character, the three usually called the "space trilogy": Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength--and the time-fragment entitled The Dark Tower. Lengthy chapters are devoted to each of the four Ransom stories. The book presents a study of Lewis, the nature of science fiction, the nature of Lewis's "Arcadian" science fiction and his (and its) place in English literary history.

ThirdWay

FILM & DVD Print the Myth The imagination of C S Lewis After the popularity of
the film version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, ... The best creative
writing is generally produced when authors listen to their intuition, and then
engage their rational mind to shape the text. ... Lewis expressed strong views on
this in a private letter: 'I do most thoroughly agree with what you say about Art and
Literature.

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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.

Out of the Silent Planet

Dr. Ransom is abducted to the eerie red planet, Malacandra, where his escape and flight endanger both his life and his chances of ever returing to Earth

Author: C.S. Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684833644

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Dr. Ransom is abducted to the eerie red planet, Malacandra, where his escape and flight endanger both his life and his chances of ever returing to Earth

C S Lewis s The Chronicles of Narnia

Here it is tempting to suggest that the whole process of transcendence which is
central to the Chronicles of Narnia is a metaphor for Lewis ' s mature view of the
art of fiction , and that these stories were written to exemplify this theory , further in
 ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: UCSC:32106018715075

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 236

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A critical overview of the popular children's book features the writings of Charles A. Huttar, Lee D. Rossi, Margaret Patterson Hannay, and other scholars.

C S Lewis

Whether or not Lewis ' s readers are aware of it , they are responding , in part , to
Lewis ' s art . One wonders if they also respond to the combination of the
argumentative and the romantic : many Christian writers are ready to give an
argument ...

Author: Joe R. Christopher

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015019141962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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A critical examination of C.S. Lewis as a novelist and man of letters.

C S Lewis

Letter - writing is an art and , for some practitioners , a quite self - conscious art . It
is easy for a well - known writer to project a carefully studied public persona in his
or her letters , especially when the writer expects The Letters of C S Lewis: C S ...

Author: Bruce L. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0275991164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Examines the life and works of the British author and scholar, best known for his creation of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

The Chronicles of Narnia Complete 7 Book Collection

This collection contains all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia without art, to appeal to older readers.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062245762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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This collection contains all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia without art, to appeal to older readers. This special ebook edition includes an introduction by C. S. Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, and full text and art for Lewis's very first work—Boxen! Experience C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia in its entirety—The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. This bundle comes with a special introduction by Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis's stepson, for a behind-the-scenes look at Lewis while he was writing the book. The Chronicles of Narnia has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into magical lands with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. Epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in this unforgettable world. And then discover the world before Narnia with Boxen, a collection of stories written by C. S. Lewis and his brother when they were children, with the authors' own delightful illustrations. For every reader who has been captivated by the magic of Narnia, Boxen will open a window to another enchanted land and offer the first glimmer of C. S. Lewis's amazing creativity.

Imagination and the Arts in C S Lewis

Imagination has long been regarded as central to C. S. Lewis's life and to his creative and critical works, but this is the first study to provide a thorough analysis of his theory of imagination, including the different ways he used the ...

Author: Peter J. Schakel

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 082626333X

Category: Art

Page: 214

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Imagination has long been regarded as central to C. S. Lewis's life and to his creative and critical works, but this is the first study to provide a thorough analysis of his theory of imagination, including the different ways he used the word and how those uses relate to each other. Peter Schakel begins by concentrating on the way reading or engaging with the other arts is an imaginative activity. He focuses on three books in which imagination is the central theme--Surprised by Joy, An Experiment in Criticism, and The Discarded Image--and shows the important role of imagination in Lewis's theory of education. He then examines imagination and reading in Lewis's fiction, concentrating specifically on the Chronicles of Narnia, the most imaginative of his works. He looks at how the imaginative experience of reading the Chronicles is affected by the physical texture of the books, the illustrations, revisions of the texts, the order in which the books are read, and their narrative "voice," the "storyteller" who becomes almost a character in the stories. Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis also explores Lewis's ideas about imagination in the nonliterary arts. Although Lewis regarded engagement with the arts as essential to a well- rounded and satisfying life, critics of his work and even biographers have given little attention to this aspect of his life. Schakel reviews the place of music, dance, art, and architecture in Lewis's life, the ways in which he uses them as content in his poems and stories, and how he develops some of the deepest, most significant themes of his stories through them. Schakel concludes by analyzing the uses and abuses of imagination. He looks first at "moral imagination." Although Lewis did not use this term, Schakel shows how Lewis developed the concept in That Hideous Strength and The Abolition of Man long before it became popularized in the 1980s and 1990s. While readers often concentrate on the Christian dimension of Lewis's works, equally or more important to him was their moral dimension. Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis will appeal to students and teachers of both children's literature and twentieth-century British writers. It will also be of value to readers who wish to compare Lewis's creations with more recent imaginative works such as the Harry Potter series.

Shadows of Imagination

These writers, according to Mark Hillegas, editor of and contributor to this collection, have revived the ancient arts of epic and romance, have returned to the tradition created by the Odyssey, the Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, and Faust.

Author: Mark Robert Hillegas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011548222

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

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Now in its fourth printing, this standard critical anthology dealing with the big three among fantasy writers has been brought up to date through the addition of an Afterword discussing the book Tolkien considered his greatest work, the posthumously published The Sil­marillion. Shadows of Imagination consists of essays by thirteen scholars who treat seriously the fantasies of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams have made the writing of fantasy a legitimate art. These writers, according to Mark Hillegas, editor of and contributor to this collection, have revived the ancient arts of epic and romance, have returned to the tradition created by the Odyssey, the Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, and Faust. Hillegas points out that although they often are compared with science-fiction writers, Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams do not write about science, never glorify the machine; instead, they fill a void, satisfy a human longing for a “myth to bring meaning again to the universe and human existence.”

C S Lewis

Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces Clive Staples Lewis Lesley Walmsley ...
I have an idea that , with a very few exceptions , it is only such writers who matter
much in the long run . ... was to tell that story to the best of my ability , within the
medium at my disposal – in short , to make as good a work of art as I could .

Author: Clive Staples Lewis

Publisher: Fount

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025137295

Category: Christianity

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This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C.S. Lewis brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S. Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and story-telling. In the ESSAY COLLECTION we find a treasure trove of Lewis's reflections on diverse topics.

Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian must battle the evil Telemarines to protect his right to Narnia's throne and gathers together an army of Talking Beasts to help him in his quest.

Author: Clive Staples Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007115563

Category: Children

Page: 239

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Caspian's father is dead, and Narnia is ruled by his wicked uncle Miraz. Hearing tales of the old Narnia and of Talking Beasts from his tutor, a dwarf, Caspian escapes from the palace to find it.

C S Lewis Mere Christianity

The story of how that message came to be created, during the rigors of World War II in England, is fascinating in and of itself.

Author: Paul McCusker

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781624053696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The story of how that message came to be created, during the rigors of World War II in England, is fascinating in and of itself. But it also addresses a very important question: How do we present the gospel effectively to a culture that has Christian foundations but has become largely secularized and ignorant of biblical truth? C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity develops the circumstances of Lewis’s life and the inner workings of the BBC. It also goes into greater detail about life in the middle of war against Nazi Germany, and Lewis’s series of broadcasts that extended into 1944.

Reason and Imagination in C S Lewis

Also , Donald Glover , C . S . Lewis : The Art of Enchantment ( Athens , Ohio :
Ohio University Press , 1981 ) , p . ... Urang , Shadows of Heaven : Religion and
Fantasy in the Writing of C . S . Lewis , Charles Williams , and J . R . R . Tolkien ...

Author: Peter J. Schakel

Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015008571989

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first study of C.S. Lewis to offer a detailed examination of "Till We Have Faces," Peter J. Schakel's book is also the first to explore the tension between reason and imagination that significantly shaped Lewis' thinking and writing. Schakel begins with a close analysis of "Till We Have Faces" which leads the readers through the plot, clarifying its themes and it discusses structure, symbols and allusions. The second part of the book surveys Lewis' works, tracing the tension between reason and imagination. In the works of the thirties and forties reason is in the ascendant; from the early fifties on, in works such as the Chronicles of Narnia, there is an increased emphasis on imagination - which culminates in the fine "myth retold," "Till We Have Faces." Imagination and reason are reconciled, finally in the works of the early sixties such as "A Grief Observed" and "Letters to Malcolm." PETER J. SCHAKEL is Professor of English at Hope College, Holland, MI. "This book is what Lewis scholarship ought to be. It is the most thoughtful, careful Lewis study yet." - Peter Kreeft "Reason and Imagination" is a remarkable achievement, literary criticism that is both wise and moving." - Margaret Hannay "Peter Schakel brings to C. S. Lewis scholarship what has often been lacking, namely rigorous scholarly method and real critical detachment. His study of "Till We Have Faces" is a major contribution to Lewis studies." - Thomas Howard