Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times

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9780060670726: Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times

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Numerous biographies have been written about this great theologian, literary critic, and novelist, but we have found this to be the best.

Sayer describes Lewis' early years, hinting at childhood evidence of the brilliance and eccentricity that would later become Lewis' hallmarks. He discusses Lewis' academic career, his life-transforming conversion to Christianity, and the role of religion in his life. With honesty and compassion, he covers Lewis' controversial relationship with Mrs. Moore and his passionate marriage to Joy Davidman.

This biography of C.S.Lewis, poet, novelist, literary critic and theologian is written by a lifelong friend who seeks to present a more balanced portrait than has been possible before, by making use of family papers and the million word diary kept by Lewis's brother. He vividly describes the Belfast background, the cruel schooling and sadism, Lewis' terrible experiences in the Great War, the strange promise to a brother officer that led him to live with a woman twice his age for years at the Kilns, Oxford, the young poet, the academic career and his friendship with J.R.Tolkien and other Oxford dons who made up The Inklings group. The author goes on to describe Lewis' conversion to Christianity and the run-away success of the wartime Screwtape Lectures on the BBC and the extraordinary marriage to the eccentric American divorcee, Joy Davidman that altered him profoundly in his last years. This book provides a full survey of the whole literary output, academic, fictional, theological and poetic.

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About the Author:

GEORGE SAYER headed the English department at Mavern College in Worcestershire until his retirement in 1974. While there, he and Lewis held long literary discussions on their frequent walks through the countryside. Sayers and Lewis maintained a long friendship.

From AudioFile:

In a cheerful look back on the life of his cherished friend and mentor, George Sayer presents a biography of C.S. Lewis. Frederick Davidson's voice is high-pitched and slow, and he maintains the flow of the work. His presentation of English and Irish dialects is excellent; however, they're presented only when he's quoting from another literary work. He makes no distinctions among characters in dialogue. However, the muffled sound of several passages mars the overall consistency of the work. S.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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