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This volume of short essays and other pieces by C. S.Lewis is part of a larger collection, C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems,C. S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on ethical issues and the nature of literature and storytelling. Within these pages is a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

This volume includes

  • 1. "Christianity and Literature"
  • 2. "High and Low Brows"
  • 3. "Is English Doomed?"
  • 4. "On the Reading of Old Books"
  • 5. "The Parthenon and the Optative"
  • 6. "The Death of Words"
  • 7. "On Science Fiction"
  • 8. "Miserable Offenders"
  • 9. "Different Tastes in Literature"
  • 10. "Modern Translations of the Bible"
  • 11. "On Juvenile Tastes"
  • 12. "Sex in Literature"
©1976 Arthur Owen Barfield (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • 02-03-21

If You Could Bottle C. S. Lewis, He’d Be a Tonic

Lewis clears away the cobwebs of groupthink and sharpens the senses, bringing instant sanity. Besides his luminous work as a Christian apologist, he was one of the greatest scholars of the last century, refusing to ignore the foundational relationship between the Faith and Western Civilization. In his writing Lewis' knowledge of each dovetails with and enriches the other, while his magisterial yet modest style helps people like you and me recalibrate our thinking to True North.

You'll find all those qualities in this slim collection. Every piece is worth your time; much of it merits repeated listening. Which is no problem since Ralph Cosham is at the mic.

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