A Grief Observed

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Phoenix Press, 1985 - Religion - 71 pages
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Writing with love, humility, and faith, the celebrated author C.S. Lewis submits an intensely personal account of the meaning of his wife's death. He wrote "A Grief Observed" as "a defense against total collapse, a safety valve," and came to recognize that "bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love."

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An amazing insight into greif from a brilliant writer. - Goodreads
The saddest part of this book is the ending :( - Goodreads
A profound love story. - Goodreads
It is sorrow encapsulated and delivered in raw prose. - Goodreads
CS Lewis's prose is amazing. - Goodreads
Probably Lewis's most beautiful writing. - Goodreads

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Very short book with his experience of grieving. Very simple but did gives pause to help see what it is like a little bit for others. Read full review

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CS Lewis had such a wonderful way of describing faith and grief and God and pain and suffering. I would recommend this to anyone who is going through the shadows or walking next to someone who is. Read full review

About the author (1985)

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, "Jack" to his intimates, was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. His mother died when he was 10 years old and his lawyer father allowed Lewis and his brother Warren extensive freedom. The pair were extremely close and they took full advantage of this freedom, learning on their own and frequently enjoying games of make-believe. These early activities led to Lewis's lifelong attraction to fantasy and mythology, often reflected in his writing. He enjoyed writing about, and reading, literature of the past, publishing such works as the award-winning The Allegory of Love (1936), about the period of history known as the Middle Ages. Although at one time Lewis considered himself an atheist, he soon became fascinated with religion. He is probably best known for his books for young adults, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series. This fantasy series, as well as such works as The Screwtape Letters (a collection of letters written by the devil), is typical of the author's interest in mixing religion and mythology, evident in both his fictional works and nonfiction articles. Lewis served with the Somerset Light Infantry in World War I; for nearly 30 years he served as Fellow and tutor of Magdalen College at Oxford University. Later, he became Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. C.S. Lewis married late in life, in 1957, and his wife, writer Joy Davidman, died of cancer in 1960. He remained at Cambridge until his death on November 22, 1963.

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