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Image and imagination : essays and reviews.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Physical Description:
xiv, 379 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note (Repeatable):
Includes index.
Part I : Reflections on literature -- Part II : The Inklings : Barfield, Tolkien, and Williams -- Part III : Reflections on Christianity and literature -- Part IV : Classical literature -- Part V : Medieval and Renaissance literature -- Part VI : Milton and later English literature.
This selection from the writings of C. S. Lewis gathers together forty book reviews, never before reprinted, as well as four major essays which have been unavailable for many decades. A fifth essay, "Image and Imagination", is published for the first time. Taken together, the collection presents some of Lewis's finest literary criticism and religious exposition. The essays and reviews substantiate his reputation as an eloquent and authoritative critic across a wide range of literature, and as a keen judge of contemporary scholarship, while his reviews of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will be of additional interest to scholars and students of fantasy. This book is the first new collection of writings of C. S. Lewis for several decades. It includes essays and reviews, many of them of very high quality, that have never been reprinted since first publication, scattered in various journals and magazines, along with some material never published before. This book includes remarkably prescient reviews of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. - Publisher.
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