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Friday, February 21, 2014

The A-Z of C.S. Lewis

Colin Duriez was for many years a commissioning editor at Inter-Varsity Press UK. He has subsequently appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works relating to Tolkien such as The Tolkien Encyclopedia (Routledge).
Colin's webpage can be found by going HERE.
A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts and Writings
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis's death, this complete guide covers all of Lewis' works, from his literary criticism to Narnia.
C. S. Lewis's work is widely known and regarded, but enthusiasts are often only aware of one part of his work-his children's stories and his popular theology; and yet he wrote so much more, including science fiction and literary criticism. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis's life and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it begins with The Abolition of Man-written in 1943 and described as "almost my favorite"-to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C. S. Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works, and his life.

My Thoughts:
What an invaluable resource; a complete and thorough guide to the complete works of C.S. Lewis.  I'm not sure if anyone is more quoted than C.S. Lewis.  Now to have a complete guide to aid in understanding this brilliant mind and deeply thoughtful heart is such a blessing!  Duriez provides an encyclopedic overview of Lewis's "life, family, career, marriage and his writings, the worlds he created, the creatures he imagined and the studies he delighted in."
The book is arranged in a literal A-Z encyclopedic format.  Also included in this resource is a bibliography of C.S. Lewis's writings, Posthumous writings and collections and select list of books about C.S. Lewis.  Whether you are a seasoned student of Lewis or are just developing a curiosity about him, I can highly recommend this resource!

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*Thank you Litfuse Publicity for sending a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of review.

Happy reading,