C.S. Lewis, Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 307 pages
"From early childhood, C. S. Lewis engaged the world around him primarily through the medium of books. He read voraciously, and his own writing covers a broad range of genres. This new study by Lionel Adey is unique in its attempt to trace the development of C. S. Lewis as a maker and reader of books. Adey shows how the two sides of Lewis's personality, the "Dreamer" and the "Mentor," affected his writing in its various modes: literary history and criticism, fiction for adults and for children, poetry, essays and addresses, and letters. Adey also discusses the formative biographical events in Lewis's life and offers an estimate of Lewis's achievement and legacy as a writer."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Adey (Class & Idol in the English Hymn, Univ. of Washington, 1989. o.p.) devotes a chapter to each of the types of writing that Lewis produced: literary history, criticism, literary theory, adult ... Read full review

Contents

Forming of the Dreamer and Mentor
1
Literary Historian
40
Practical Critic
68
Literary Theorist
85
Fiction Writer for Adults
107
Childrens Storyteller
165
Failed Poet?
194
Essayist Pleader and Speaker
221
Letter Writer
247
Conclusion
275
Bibliography
282
Index
299
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