TILL WE HAVE FACES  Cupid   Psyche     The Story Behind the Myth  Book
Score: 3
From 37 Ratings

TILL WE HAVE FACES Cupid Psyche The Story Behind the Myth


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9788075830210

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TILL WE HAVE FACES Cupid Psyche The Story Behind the Myth Book Description :

"Till We Have Faces" is a retelling of a story about Cupid and Psyche. This story had haunted Lewis all his life, because he realized that some of the main characters' actions were illogical. As a consequence, his retelling of the story is characterized by a highly developed character, the narrator, with the reader being drawn into her reasoning and her emotions. This was his last novel, and he considered it his most mature, written in conjunction with his wife, Joy Davidman. The first part of the book is written from the perspective of Psyche's older sister Orual, as an accusation against the gods. The story is set in the fictive kingdom of Glome, a primitive city-state whose people have occasional contact with civilized Hellenistic Greece. In the second part of the book, the narrator undergoes a change of mindset (Lewis would use the term conversion) and understands that her initial accusation was tainted by her own failings and shortcomings, and that the gods are lovingly present in humans' lives. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

TILL WE HAVE FACES Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

TILL WE HAVE FACES


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9788026851929

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TILL WE HAVE FACES Book Description :

This carefully crafted ebook: "TILL WE HAVE FACES" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold is a retelling of a story about Cupid and Psyche. This story had haunted Lewis all his life, because he realized that some of the main characters' actions were illogical. As a consequence, his retelling of the story is characterized by a highly developed character, the narrator, with the reader being drawn into her reasoning and her emotions. This was his last novel, and he considered it his most mature, written in conjunction with his wife, Joy Davidman. The first part of the book is written from the perspective of Psyche's older sister Orual, as an accusation against the gods. The story is set in the fictive kingdom of Glome, a primitive city-state whose people have occasional contact with civilized Hellenistic Greece. In the second part of the book, the narrator undergoes a change of mindset (Lewis would use the term conversion) and understands that her initial accusation was tainted by her own failings and shortcomings, and that the gods are lovingly present in humans' lives. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Till We Have Faces Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

Till We Have Faces


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062565426

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Till We Have Faces Book Description :

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche—what he and many others regard as his best novel. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—brilliantly reimagines the story of Cupid and Psyche. Told from the viewpoint of Psyche’s sister, Orual, Till We Have Faces is a brilliant examination of envy, betrayal, loss, blame, grief, guilt, and conversion. In this, his final—and most mature and masterful—novel, Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives.

Till We Have Faces Book

Till We Have Faces


  • Author : Christine L. Norvell
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-05-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 1544680880

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Till We Have Faces Book Description :

Have you ever read or tried to read Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold and wondered what it was all about?Not every Lewis reader is a Lewis scholar. Most pick up one of his stories or essays out of curiosity, not with academic intent nor with the hope of reading all of his works. After teaching this novel for a decade, I determined to write a guide that would help any reader fully appreciate C.S. Lewis's final, and favorite, work of fiction. In Till We Have Faces, Lewis paints an unexpected picture of redemption. As Orual relates her selective memoir, she finds that her questions about the gods fall away. While Lewis's retelling brings an unusual completion to the original Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, this companion is a blend of summary and commentary that brings greater understanding of the characters, symbolism, and implied Christian themes outside of a classroom discussion.www.ThyLyre.com

Reason and Imagination in C S  Lewis Book

Reason and Imagination in C S Lewis


  • Author : Peter J. Schakel
  • Publisher : Lightning Source Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008571989

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Reason and Imagination in C S Lewis Book Description :

The first study of C.S. Lewis to offer a detailed examination of "Till We Have Faces," Peter J. Schakel's book is also the first to explore the tension between reason and imagination that significantly shaped Lewis' thinking and writing. Schakel begins with a close analysis of "Till We Have Faces" which leads the readers through the plot, clarifying its themes and it discusses structure, symbols and allusions. The second part of the book surveys Lewis' works, tracing the tension between reason and imagination. In the works of the thirties and forties reason is in the ascendant; from the early fifties on, in works such as the Chronicles of Narnia, there is an increased emphasis on imagination - which culminates in the fine "myth retold," "Till We Have Faces." Imagination and reason are reconciled, finally in the works of the early sixties such as "A Grief Observed" and "Letters to Malcolm." PETER J. SCHAKEL is Professor of English at Hope College, Holland, MI. "This book is what Lewis scholarship ought to be. It is the most thoughtful, careful Lewis study yet." - Peter Kreeft "Reason and Imagination" is a remarkable achievement, literary criticism that is both wise and moving." - Margaret Hannay "Peter Schakel brings to C. S. Lewis scholarship what has often been lacking, namely rigorous scholarly method and real critical detachment. His study of "Till We Have Faces" is a major contribution to Lewis studies." - Thomas Howard

Till We Have Faces Book
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

Till We Have Faces


  • Author : Clive Staples Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1978-01-01
  • Genre: Cupid (Roman deity)
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 000625277X

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Till We Have Faces Book Description :

A reinterpretation of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche's great beauty incurs the wrath of Venus, who sends Cupid to punish her, but Cupid falls in love with Psyche. In this version, the main character is Psyche's ugly, jealous sister, in whose words the story is told.

The Complete C  S  Lewis Signature Classics Book
Score: 4.5
From 40 Ratings

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1584
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007488759

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The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics Book Description :

An ebook compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one high quality, fully searchable edition:

C s  Lewis   Till We Have Faces Book

C s Lewis Till We Have Faces


  • Author : Hannah Eagleson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-06-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 160051247X

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Bareface Book

Bareface


  • Author : Doris T. Myers
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0826264468

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Bareface Book Description :

C. S. Lewis wanted to name his last novel “Bareface.” Now Doris T. Myers’s Bareface provides a welcome study of Lewis’s last, most profound, and most skillfully written novel, Till We Have Faces. Although many claim it is his best novel, Till We Have Faces is a radical departure from the fantasy genre of Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters and has been less popular than Lewis’s earlier works. In Bareface, Myers supplies background information on this difficult work and suggests reading techniques designed to make it more accessible to general readers. She also presents a fresh approach to Lewis criticism for the enjoyment of specialists. Previous studies have often treated the novel as mere myth, ignoring Lewis’s effort to present the story of Cupid and Psyche as something that could have happened. Myers emphasizes the historical background, the grounding of the characterizations in modern psychology, and the thoroughly realistic narrative presentation. She identifies key books in ancient and medieval literature, history, and philosophy that influenced Lewis’s thinking as well as pointing out a previously unnoticed affinity with William James. From this context, a clearer understanding of Till We Have Faces can emerge. Approached in this way, the work can be seen as a realistic twentieth-century novel using modernist techniques such as the unreliable narrator and the manipulation of time. The major characters fit neatly into William James’s typology of religious experience, and Orual, the narrator-heroine, also develops the kind of personal maturity described by Carl Jung. At the same time, both setting and plot provide insights into the ancient world and pre-Christian modes of thought. Organized to facilitate browsing according to the reader’s personal interests and needs, this study helps readers explore this complex and subtle novel in their own way. Containing fresh insights that even the most experienced Lewis scholar will

Gaining a Face Book

Gaining a Face


  • Author : James Prothero
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443854283

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Gaining a Face Book Description :

Contrary to the popular perception that C.S. Lewis was merely a religious writer, there is a good case to be made for Lewis being one of the major British writers of the twentieth century if we look at him as a prime member of a resurgent Romantic movement after the Second World War. Much has been written on Lewis’s thoughts on joy, a central aspect of his Romanticism. However, Lewis was at the same time a rationalist, and managed to merge his Rationalism with his Romanticism in a unique and original manner. And his Romanticism likewise was complex and owed much to both George MacDonald and, through the medium of MacDonald’s thought, to the Romanticism of William Wordsworth. This study traces the aspects of Lewis’s romantic thought as it is drawn from MacDonald, Wordsworth and other influences, and traces how, beyond his fascination with joy, Lewis constructed a consistent romantic vision that allowed for a balance with reason and stood in contradiction to the literary movements of his time.

A Severe Mercy Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

A Severe Mercy


  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062116703

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A Severe Mercy Book Description :

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

Narnia and Beyond Book

Narnia and Beyond


  • Author : Thomas Howard
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 1586171488

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Narnia and Beyond Book Description :

Regarded as one of the best authorities on the fiction of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Howard presents in this work brilliant new insights into Lewis' fiction and helps us to see things we may not have seen nor appreciated before. Focusing on Narnia, the space trilogy and Til We Have Faces, Howard explores with remarkable clarity the moral vision in the imaginary world of the master storyteller Lewis.

The Golden Ass Book

The Golden Ass


  • Author : Lucius Apuleius
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9783736804647

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The Golden Ass Book Description :

The Golden Ass is the only Ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety. The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius, like the author. At the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity (curiositas) and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with in-set tales. He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins.

The Glass Castle Book
Score: 4.5
From 151 Ratings

The Glass Castle


  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-01-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416544661

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The Glass Castle Book Description :

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

An Introduction to Personalism Book

An Introduction to Personalism


  • Author : Juan Manuel Burgos
  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813229874

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An Introduction to Personalism Book Description :

Much has been written about the great personalist philosophers of the 20th century – including Jacques Maritain and Emmanuel Mournier, Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas, Dietrich von Hildebrand and Edith Stein, Max Scheler and Karol Wojtyla (later Pope John Paul II) – but few books cover the personalist movement as a whole. An Introduction to Personalism fills that gap. Juan Manuel Burgos shows the reader how personalist philosophy was born in response to the tragedies of two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the totalitarian regimes of the 1930s. Through a revitalization of the concept of the person, an array of thinkers developed a philosophy both rooted in the best of the intellectual tradition and capable of dialoguing with contemporary concerns. Burgos then delves into the potent ideas of more than twenty thinkers who have contributed to the growth of personalism, including Romano Guardini, Gabriel Marcel, Xavier Zubiri, and Michael Polanyi. Burgos’s encyclopedic knowledge of the movement allows for a concise and well-rounded perspective on each of the personalists studied. An Introduction to Personalism concludes with a synthesis of personalist thought, bringing together the brightest insights of each personalist philosopher into an organic whole. Burgos argues that personalism is not an eclectic hodge-podge, but a full-fledged school of philosophy, and gives a dynamic and rigorous exposition of the key features of the personalist position. Our times are marked by numerous and often contradictory ideas about the human person. An Introduction to Personalism presents an engaging anthropological vision capable of taking the lead in the debate about the meaning of human existence and of winning hearts and minds for the cause of the dignity of every person in the 21st century and beyond.

Beauty and the Beast  Lost in a Book Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book


  • Author : Jennifer Donnelly
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368002257

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Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book Book Description :

Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again. The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her glamorous conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she ever wished for. But what about her friends in the Beast's castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Is Nevermore's world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book, before she loses herself in it forever.

Babylonian Wisdom Literature Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Babylonian Wisdom Literature


  • Author : Wilfred G. Lambert
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0931464943

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Babylonian Wisdom Literature Book Description :

In Babylonian studies 'Wisdom' is used to cover a group of texts similar in scope to the Biblical Wisdom books: discussions on the problem of suffering, teaching on the good life, fables or contest literature, and proverbs.

The Four Loves Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Four Loves


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062565457

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The Four Loves Book Description :

A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series. C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—contemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love—the key to understanding that brings us closer to God.

The Luck of Troy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Luck of Troy


  • Author : Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Publisher : Puffin HC
  • Release Date : 1996-09
  • Genre: Children's stories, English
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 0140367632

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The Luck of Troy Book Description :

Nicostratus, the son of Helen and Menelaus, grows up in Troy, where he faces a conflict of loyalties when the Greeks are about to capture the city.