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 Excerpt :

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.

C S  Lewis Book
Score: 4.5
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C S Lewis


  • Author : Clive Staples Lewis
  • Publisher : Fount
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Christianity
  • Pages : 894
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105025137295

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C S Lewis Excerpt :

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 the nature of literature and story-telling. In the ESSAY COLLECTION we find a treasure trove of Lewis's reflections on diverse topics.

Till We Have Faces Book

Till We Have Faces


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

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Till We Have Faces Excerpt :

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

Bareface Book

Bareface


  • Author : Doris T. Myers
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826264466

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Bareface Excerpt :

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

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 Excerpt :

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

Mere Christianity Screwtape Letters   Collector Box Book

Mere Christianity Screwtape Letters Collector Box


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2001-10-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0060652918

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Mere Christianity Screwtape Letters Collector Box Excerpt :

A gift set containing C. S. Lewis's most popular works -- Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters.

Touch Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Touch


  • Author : Claire North
  • Publisher : Redhook
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316335935

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Touch Excerpt :

Touch is an electrifying thriller by the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. He tried to take my life. Instead, I took his. It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn't see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand touched his. That's when the first switch took place. Suddenly, I was looking through the eyes of my killer, and I was watching myself die. Now switching is easy. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone. Some people touch lives. Others take them. I do both. More by Claire North:The Gameshouse84KThe End of the DayThe Sudden Appearance of HopeTouchThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Till We Have Faces Book
Score: 3
From 37 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 Excerpt :

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.

A Severe Mercy Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 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 Excerpt :

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.

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 Excerpt :

"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.

Cupid and Psyche Book

Cupid and Psyche


  • Author : Regine May
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-02-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110642001

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Cupid and Psyche Excerpt :

Apuleius’ tale of Cupid and Psyche has been popular since it was first written in the second century CE as part of his Latin novel Metamorphoses. Often treated as a standalone text, Cupid and Psyche has given rise to treatments in the last 400 years as diverse as plays, masques, operas, poems, paintings and novels, with a range of diverse approaches to the text. Apuleius’ story of the love between the mortal princess Psyche (or “Soul”) and the god of Love has fascinated recipients as varied as Romantic poets, psychoanalysts, children’s books authors, neo-Platonist philosophers and Disney film producers. These readers themselves produced their own responses to and versions of the story. This volume is the first broad consideration of the reception of C&P in Europe since 1600 and an adventurous interdisciplinary undertaking. It is the first study to focus primarily on material in English, though it also ranges widely across literary genres in Italian, French and German, encompassing poetry, drama and opera as well as prose fiction and art history, studied by an international team of established and young scholars. Detailed studies of single works and of whole genres make this book relevant for students of Classics, English, Art History, opera and modern film.

How to Pray Book

How to Pray


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008307103

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How to Pray Excerpt :

C. S. Lewis here offers wisdom and lessons that illuminate our private dialogue with God—prayer—in this collection drawn from the breadth of his writings.

Where the Crawdads Sing Book
Score: 4
From 230 Ratings

Where the Crawdads Sing


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735219113

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Where the Crawdads Sing Excerpt :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 15 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Love in the Time of Cholera  Illustrated Edition  Book
Score: 3.5
From 193 Ratings

Love in the Time of Cholera Illustrated Edition


  • Author : Gabriel García Márquez
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593310854

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Love in the Time of Cholera Illustrated Edition Excerpt :

Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.

The Great Divorce Book
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

The Great Divorce


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2010-10-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007375783

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The Great Divorce Excerpt :

C.S. Lewis’s dazzling allegory about heaven and hell – and the chasm fixed between them – is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, as he takes issue with the ideas in William Blake’s ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’.