C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Editat de Roger White, Judith Wolfe, Brendan Wolfe
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 02 Jul 2015
For over thirty years, the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society has met weekly in the medieval colleges of the University of Oxford. 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 and His Circle offers the reader a chance to join this unique group. Roger White has worked with Society past presidents Brendan and Judith Wolfe to select the most important talks, which are here made available to the wider public for the first time. They exemplify the best of
traditional academic essays, thoughtful memoirs, and informal reminiscences about C. S. Lewis and his circle. The reader will reimagine Lewis's Cosmic Trilogy with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, read philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe's final word on Lewis's arguments for Christianity,
hear the Reverend Peter Bide's memories of marrying Lewis and Joy Davidman in an Oxford hospital, and learn about Lewis's Narnia Chronicles from his former secretary.

Representing the finest of both personal and scholarly engagement with C. S. Lewis and the Inklings, the talks collected here set a new tone for engagement with this iconic Oxford literary circle--a tone close to Lewis's own Oxford--bred sharpness and wryness, seasoned with good humor and genuine
affection for C. S. Lewis and his circle.

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ISBN-13: 9780190214340
ISBN-10: 0190214341
Pagini: 288
Dimensiuni: 161 x 240 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.42 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States


The quality of the essays is, as you would expect in the context, very high and yet each of them remains accessible to the reader.
You need not be a dedicated Lewis fan to enjoy this collection, though such will welcome it; there is much to interest the general reader and, perhaps, to introduce themes from Lewis' life and work to those who might not expect to find or like them.
rich and varied collection
It is difficult to say which essays, which memoirs, are most enjoyable
C. S. Lewis and His Circle is strongest as a collective memoir and will appeal to those looking for a picture of the man from those who knew him well. Certainly, Narnia enthusiasts will find something here albeit hidden behind texts they might not find as appealing to start with
... this welcome collection ... will have an important place in Lewis studies.
incisive essays ... C.S. Lewis and His Circle offers something for every reader

Notă biografică

Roger White is curator of the Inklings Special Collection for the University Libraries as well as Professor of Ministry for the Seminary at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Judith Wolfe is the founding General Editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies, and has co-edited two collections on C.S. Lewis. She teaches theology and the arts at St Andrews University in Scotland. Brendan N. Wolfe is a Germanic philologist at Oxford, Editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies, and past President and Secretary of the C. S. Lewis Society of Oxford University.