The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis

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This is a fresh and riveting biography of this well-loved author and Christian teacher. C. S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. Yet among his poetry, literary history and criticism, novels and Christian apologetics stands a unique, delightfully imaginative children's series called "The Chronicles of Narnia", which has joined the ranks of the classics. Alan Jacobs uses this imaginary world of Narnia to explore the imaginative life of C. S. Lewis. Not just a conventional biography of Lewis, "The Narnian" seeks a more elusive quarry: an understanding of the way Lewis's experiences, both direct and literary, shaped his thought and his writings.

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"'A book about Lewis that will fascinate even those readers who think they aren't interested in reading about him.' Edward Mendelson, author of Early Auden and Later Auden 'It is hard to imagine a more insightful and even-handed treatment of the life and work of Lewis.' Frederick Buechner, author of Beyond Words"

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ALAN JACOBS is a professor of literature at Wheaton College, Illinois. He is the author of several collections of essays, including the recent Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling (Eerdmans, 2004). A cultural critic and journalist, his work appears in such publications as First Things, Christianity Today, The Weekly Standard, Books and Culture, and The Oxford American.

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