C.S. Lewis Essay Collection & Other Short Pieces

C S Lewis Essay Collection Other Short Pieces This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C S Lewis brought together in one volume for the first time As well as his many books letters and poems C S Lewis also wrote a gre

  • Title: C.S. Lewis Essay Collection & Other Short Pieces
  • Author: C.S. Lewis Lesley Walmsley
  • ISBN: 9780006281573
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C.S Lewis brought together in one volume for the first time As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on tThis is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C.S Lewis brought together in one volume for the first time As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and story telling In the ESSAY COLLECTION we find a treasure trove of Lewis s reflections on diverse topics.

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    1. So good. So, so good. Wisdom and clarity and eloquence by the metric tonne, on topics ranging from fairy tales to education to politics to love—all of it gold. Plus some short fiction for good measure. I was listening to this on Audible, and it was killing me not to have a hard copy at hand for highlighting and taking margin notes. So I went online to buy a copy and discovered that they're out of print, selling for ridiculous amounts of money. I sighed and finished the audio version, sometimes [...]

    2. I've read most of these essays before, but it's been 20 years. This nearly 900-page tome-of-a-book . me an excuse to enjoy many of the insightful, clever, and timeless writings of Lewis all over again. If an author is your favorite in your 20s, and again in your 40s, he's probably your favorite author for life.

    3. The biggest flaw of this collection is that it's probably TOO exhaustive. A lot of the essays are wholly redundant. In fact, many of them even use the same wording, as they were papers sent by Lewis to this or that college journal and making the same point with the same evidence. Its value, besides containing some excellent obscure essays, is that it truly is a "warts and all" collection of Lewis' thought. There are some BAD opinions in here that don't make it into his major works, and some earl [...]

    4. Inimitable. Will go through it again, hopefully several times in my life—but I may skip some of the short stories at the end the next time. Now I know why The Dark Tower is not one of Lewis' best-loved pieces. It was actually heartening to this writer that Lewis could fail. But it was rare.

    5. A good number of these essays I have read before, but it was perfectly delightful to hear them read to me by an excellent narrator. Though the book contains almost 900 pages worth of Essays (near 40 hours of listening), it still isn't a complete collection of his essays, though it's more comprehensive than any other collection that I am aware of. While going through C.S Lewis essays, I was amazed again and again by how in almost every aspect of life, philosophy, politics, psychology and theology [...]

    6. Simply brilliant. A treasure trove of insight on a wide variety of topics. Apologetics, literary theory, space travel, theodicy—you name it, it's probably in here somewhere. Contains addresses, essays, articles, reviews, and short stories. Some of Lewis's theologically liberal leanings come out at times (e.g inclusivism and errors in Scripture), but only rarely. The gold far outweighs the dross, but it still calls for careful discernment. What a mind. What a writer.I listened to the audiobook, [...]

    7. A huge collection of essays, letters, and dialogues, and short stories. I listened to it as a 40 hour audio book. Best use of an Audible credit I've found.

    8. Some years ago, as a newly ordained curate, the bishop met me in my study. Casting his eye around, and attempting to begin conversation, he saw my collected editions of C.S. Lewis books and mentioned that I clearly enjoyed the famous apologist. A little aggrieved that he hadn't noticed my complete Church Dogmatics or my extensive collection of St Augustine's works, I airily dismissed his comments by muttering something about Lewis being a bit to caught up in Platonism for my tastes. I don't reca [...]

    9. In Lewis’ day, the quality of a man’s mind was judged by what he said in his writings. Today, similar judgement is too often reached by self-projection onto a moving image of the target ‘hero’; reinforcing what we, as individuals, want to believe; instead of rational assessment based on personally argued evidence given by our ‘hero’.In this (incomplete?) collection of C.S. Lewis’ essays and other short pieces I find a man who presents me with new perspectives, who makes me think, w [...]

    10. Fantastic stuff. The Audible narration by Ralph Cosham is a very good production. Highlight was definitely the earlier apologetic essays but I enjoyed the letters and most of the literary criticisms and short stories.I suspect the lucidity and accuracy of Lewis' thought and expression is helpful for Christians and non-Christians alike. Also made me aware of the work required in furthering my classical education! But then arguably easier when one is a student / professor of classics in Oxbridge.

    11. I'm not in the position to review this work. But what I can recommend it this: If you sign up with Audible for the first time you get one free audio book - make sure it is this one. The essays are bite-size (most between 5 - 20 minute) and they offer a perspective on humanity, culture, religion, art, politics and science that will make you think for years to come.You can get 135 essays (40 hours, brilliantly narrated) by a man regarded by many as the most important Christian writer of the 20th c [...]

    12. I think this might include every essay Lewis wrote. It is very interesting and some of the essays are so profound. It is out of print but if you get a copy I recommend Meditation in a Tool Shed; Sometimes Fairy Stories Say Best What's to be Said: The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment; The Inner Ring; Xmas and Christmas; On Three Ways of Writing for Children; On Stories; The Weight of Glory; The Funeral of a Great Myth. There are many more. Diverse and Great Stuff.

    13. This book is a lot to digest. I've already read several, if not most, of these essays and letters in God in the Dock, as well as in other works, but I am still able to enjoy them. New to me were the short stories towards the end, fantastic and fun! Love C.S. Lewis ♡

    14. A great book that is brings together all (or at least the great majority) of Lewis's articles, letters, and thoughts. Well worth the read.

    15. This collection of essays was amazing. I listened to it on Audible and it was like 40 hrs of intellectual heaven.

    16. This is the single greatest and the most comprehensive collection of Lewis's essays ever. This is the book I would bring to a deserted island if I were to be stuck there for days, months, or years.

    17. It really, really good. However, if you've read God in the Dock and The Weight of Glory, you're likely to have a LOT of repetition in this one.

    18. Brilliant. Lewis' depth and range of insight was jolly impressive. Nearly all of his non-literary essays are collected here, with short stories and fragments to boot.

    19. This is a huge collection of C.S. Lewis' works. It has most of his best short pieces as well as a few stories.

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