It All Began with a Picture: The Making of C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia - Oxford Scholarship This chapter gives a detailed account of the genesis of Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. It draws on published and unpublished manuscripts, as well as on Lewis’s reminiscences and Hooper’s own memories relevant to the writing of the books.
For thirty years, the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society has met weekly in the medieval colleges of Oxford University. During that time, it has hosted as speakers nearly all those still living who were associated with the Inklings-the Oxford literary circle led by C. S. Lewis-, as well as authors and thinkers of a prominence that nears Lewis’s own.C.S. Lewis, the great author, wrote all kinds of reading material: poetry, novels, and even children's fiction. He even wrote at a young age. He would draw his own pictures. People during his time loved his books, and today people still love to read his books.This collection represents very nearly all C.S. Lewis's religious essays and other occasional, non-academic pieces. It's the first time a near-complete edition of these works has been published and it will prove a godsend to readers of the 20th century's greatest Christian apologist.
In publishing C. S. Lewis and His Circle, the editors and Oxford University Press provide a rich and stimulating collection of academic essays and personal reflections that all Lewis scholars and readers will welcome. At times whetting the reader’s appetite for more of the same, and at times asking the reader to leap from one topic to another, these chapters offer something for everybody.
I love C.S. Lewis, but this was a disappointing book. I don't want to be unkind to the publishers but it feels a bit like a posthumous cash-in. This is a slim book, made up of short little chapters lifted from other works by C. S. Lewis where he touches on the subject of prayer: letters, essays, and fiction.
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C.S. Lewis, the beloved writer of such Christian classics as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, has come to Logos! Analyzing such wide ranging subjects as the idea of love in medieval literature or the reign of relativism among the post-Christian West, Lewis’ works have touched audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Beginning life as a student with a knack for storytelling, he went.
When C.S. Lewis wrote the first book (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) in what would become The Chronicles of Narnia, he wasn’t planning on writing a series.As you will note from the copyrights in parentheses in the book list above, the books were not written in chronological order, so there was some confusion as to the order in which they should be read.
Essays and criticism on C. S. Lewis, including the works The Space Trilogy, The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia - Magill's Survey of World Literature.
C.S. Lewis was a prolific Irish writer and scholar best known for his “Chronicles of Narnia” fantasy series and his pro-Christian texts. He is also one of the most well-known, widely read, and.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was born. After he finished writing, Lewis excitedly read his new book aloud to his friend and fellow author J.R.R. Tolkien—you know, the guy who turned the world of children's lit upside down with books like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy novels by British author C. S. Lewis.Written by Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, and originally published in London between 1950 and 1956, The Chronicles of Narnia has been adapted for radio, television, the stage, and film. The series is set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts, and talking animals.
About 'The Lion' all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, 'Let's try to make a story about it.'.
C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Compared to The Bible C.S. Lewis wrote The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe because he wanted to write a children’s book “as a gift for his godchild” (Palmer). It began for him with a series of pictures that came into his mind.
Science denounces the idea of a capricious God; but Mr. Yeats’s school suggests that in that world every one is a capricious god. Mr. Yeats himself has said a hundred times in that sad and splendid literary style which makes him the first of all poets now writing in English (I will not say of all English poets, for Irishmen are familiar with the practice of physical assault), he has, I say.
Lewis tells us that his Narnia books began with a picture, one that had long remained in his mind, and which eventually impelled him to write, not one book, but seven. The picture was this: a faun with an umbrella, parcels, a lamppost, a snow-covered kingdom.
C. S. Lewis was for many years an atheist, and described his conversion in Surprised by Joy: 'In the Trinity term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God.