The Fiction of C S Lewis

The Fiction of C  S  Lewis

(Letters of C. S. Lewis 301) This image of nature as a tainted and fallen creation is found especially in Till We Have Faces, personified by the goddess Ungit and by the character Orual. But it is clear even at this point that Lewis's ...

Author: Kath Filmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349225354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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This book examines the way in which the fictional writings of C.S. Lewis reveal much about the man himself and his quest for psychological and spiritual wholeness. There is new material dealing with C.S. Lewis's political writings, especially the correspondences between his thriller, That Hideous Strength and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, and some new insights into Lewis's attitudes to women.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Leadership Philosophy in the Fiction of C S Lewis

Leadership Philosophy in the Fiction of C S  Lewis

Yet fiction does not simply deal with dragons. This chapter will briefly lay out the benefits of stories for leadership purposes from wider studies and the work of C.S. Lewis. My aim is to show that narrative provides helpful resources ...

Author: Aaron Perry

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030415082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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This book aims to develop a philosophy of leadership from the fiction of C.S. Lewis. Using such works as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Cosmic Trilogy, and Till We Have Faces, the author focuses on the benefits of fiction for leadership philosophy, including the use of models for leadership from narrative worlds. Exploring topics such as agency theory, conflict, authentic leadership, and dark leadership, this book will offer researchers in HRM and leadership studies a fresh perspective of the fictional works of the foremost Christian apologist of the 20th century.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Longing for a Form

The Longing for a Form

Running through the book is an emphasis on form--as literary kind and as structure--and a recurrent attention to three themes of particular importance in Lewis as a writer of fiction: objectivism, longing, and the literary artist as creator ...

Author: Peter J. Schakel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725220409

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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C. S. Lewis's extremely popular works of fiction have been widely discussed in terms of the ideas and religious themes they express and defend, but less often in terms of their purely literary qualities. Ironically, Lewis, himself a noted literary critic, would have objected to any such one-sided analysis of his works. To concentrate exclusively, or even primarily, on the content of a work without a consideration of its form and style was, in his view, a seriously unbalanced method of criticism. The Longing for a Form corrects this critical imbalance by supplying a theoretical background and detailed close readings for a better understanding and appreciation of Lewis's fiction as works of art. Following three general studies, a section of the book is devoted to each to Lewis's major efforts in fiction--the Ransom trilogy, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Till We Have Faces--considering the distinctive literary features of each group and individual books within the group. Running through the book is an emphasis on form--as literary kind and as structure--and a recurrent attention to three themes of particular importance in Lewis as a writer of fiction: objectivism, longing, and the literary artist as creator. Individually, the essays supply fresh insights into the style and meaning of specific works by Lewis; as a group they illustrate a depth, technical skill, and unity of thought and theme which have not previously been accorded Lewis as an artist in fiction.
Categories: Social Science

C S Lewis in Context

C S  Lewis in Context

C. S. Lewis in Context approaches Lewis' fiction through the linguistic controversies of his day, & develops a framework within which to evaluate his works & clarify his literary contributions.

Author: Doris T. Myers

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873386175

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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C. S. Lewis in Context approaches Lewis' fiction through the linguistic controversies of his day, & develops a framework within which to evaluate his works & clarify his literary contributions. This valuable study will appeal to literary & linguistic scholars as well as to general enthusiasts of Lewis' fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narnia and Beyond

Narnia and Beyond

Regarded as one of the best authorities on the fiction of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Howard presents in this work brilliant new insights into Lewis' fiction and helps us to see things we may not have seen nor appreciated before.

Author: Thomas Howard

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681493497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Regarded as one of the best authorities on the fiction of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Howard presents in this work brilliant new insights into Lewis' fiction and helps us to see things we may not have seen nor appreciated before. Focusing on Narnia, the space trilogy and Til We Have Faces, Howard explores with remarkable clarity the moral vision in the imaginary world of the master storyteller Lewis.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Images of Salvation in the Fiction of C S Lewis

Images of Salvation in the Fiction of C  S  Lewis

Introduction When I first discovered C. S. Lewis , and for many years afterwards , I neglected his fiction in favor of his expository works . It was not because I was a disbeliever in fiction , for I was by profession a teacher of ...

Author: Clyde S. Kilby

Publisher: Shaw Books

ISBN: UOM:39015002385188

Category: Children

Page: 140

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Categories: Children

The Scientifiction Novels of C S Lewis

The Scientifiction Novels of C S  Lewis

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.

Author: Jared Lobdell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786418244

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Scientifiction Novels of C S Lewis

The Scientifiction Novels of C S  Lewis

Todorov's definition as the fiction of the impossible is well known: the fact that C. S. Lewis developed a similar definition (in Experiment in Criticism) is not so well known. But here we must face the problem squarely: what is the ...

Author: Jared Lobdell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483860

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

C S Lewis and a Problem of Evil

C S  Lewis and a Problem of Evil

Towards a 'Good Death': The Fantasy Fiction of C. S. Lewis and the Experience of Reading. New Lambton, Australia: Nimrod, 1998. Filmer, Kath. “Te Polemic Image: Te Role of Metaphor and Symbol in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis.

Author: Jerry Root

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227903001

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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C.S. Lewis was concerned about an aspect of the problem of evil he called subjectivism: the tendency of one's perspective to move towards self-referentialism and utilitarianism. In C.S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil, Jerry Root provides a holistic reading of Lewis by walking the reader through all of Lewis's published work as he argues Lewis's case against subjectivism. Furthermore, the book reveals that Lewis consistently employed fiction to make his case, as virtually all of his villains are portrayed assubjectivists. Lewis's warnings are prophetic; this book is not merely an exposition of Lewis, it is also a timely investigation into the problem of evil.
Categories: Religion