Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis by George Sayer

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By George Sayer

As I walked clear of New structures, i discovered the guy that Lewis had known as "Tollers" sitting on one of many stone steps in entrance of the arcade.

"How did you get on?" he asked.

"I imagine very well. i feel he'll be a finest teach to have."

"Interesting? sure, he is definitely that," stated the guy, who I later discovered used to be J. R. R. Tolkien. "You'll by no means resolve him."

Over the following twenty-nine years, writer George Sayer's first effect approximately C. S. Lewis proved real. He used to be attention-grabbing; yet he was once greater than simply that. He used to be a religious Christian, proficient literary pupil, best-selling writer, and extraordinary apologist. Sayer attracts from a number of assets, together with his shut friendship with Lewis and the million-word diary of Lewis's brother, to color a portrait of the guy whose acquaintances knew him as Jack.

Offering glimpses into Lewis's outstanding relationships and reports, Jack info the good scholar's existence on the Kilns; days at Magdalen collage; conferences with the Inklings; marriage to pleasure Davidman Gresham; and the artistic technique that produced such world-famous works because the vintage Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters.

This e-book is an intimate account of the guy who helped-and via his works, keeps to help-generations pay attention and comprehend the center of Christianity.

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Thanks to a sharing arrangement, nearly all manuscripts can be consulted in either library. The important exception is the complete text of the diary kept by Major W. H. Lewis, which is at present available only at Wheaton. The student should be warned that the following sources were edited before reaching these libraries: The Lewis Papers, 11 volumes (Leeborough Press). This collection of family papers was assembled by Albert Lewis, the father of W. H. and C. S. Lewis, edited and typed by Warren after his father’s death, and bound in Oxford.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher, except as provided by USA copyright law. Excerpt from “Love’s as warm as tears” in Poems by C. S. Lewis, copyright © 1964 by the Executors of the Estate of C. S. Lewis and renewed 1992 by the C. S. , reprinted by permission of Harcourt Brace & Company. Excerpt from Spirits in Bondage by C.

All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis, 1922–1927, edited by Walter Hooper (HarperCollins, 1991), was also helpful. They Stand Together: The Letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves, 1914–1963, edited by Walter Hooper (Collins, 1979). This is a splendid book, quite admirably edited, with the deletions made by Greeves restored. However, not all the letters written by Lewis to Greeves are here. Some were deliberately destroyed by Greeves during his lifetime and by Lisbeth Greeves, a cousin by marriage, after his death.

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