C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

A Biography

Book - 1990
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"An accomplished biography...Wilson is a very clever, fluent, and engaging writer, with many of the traits that he attributes to his subject: a 'constantly intelligent conversational quality,' 'a flair for the quick, sharp character sketch, and a 'bedrock of common sense.'" THE NEW REPUBLIC A.N. Wilson shows in this brilliant new biography, that C.S. Lewis, the man, was every bit as multifaceted as C.S. Lewis the writer. Gregerious friend, bullying debater, heavy drinker, and smoker. A man whose relationships with women boggled even those closest to him. C.S. Lewis was all of these things, and A.N. Wilson has succeeded, as no previous biographer has done, in bringing this generous, passionate, opinonated, deeply troubled, and marvelously gifted man to life. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1990.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780393028133
Characteristics: xviii, 334 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Nov 08, 2014

Loved this excellent biography of C. S. Lewis. Helps explain a lot about both the Narnia books and the brilliant play and TV drama Shadowlands. Lewis lived a very eccentric life for a Oxford and Cambridge scholar and his emotional life was particularly complicated. A. N. Wilson, who can be a bit acerbic in his criticism, is obviously a fan, but the book is boht objective and readable.


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