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Poems
     

Poems

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by C. S. Lewis, Walter Hooper (Editor)
 

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"This is the best—the glorious best—of Lewis. For here, with the gemlike beauty and hardness that poetry alone can achieve, are his ideas about the nature of things that lay behind his writings."—Christianity Today

Although C.S. Lewis never published a book of verse during his lifetime, he wrote poetry from the age of fourteen. This

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"This is the best—the glorious best—of Lewis. For here, with the gemlike beauty and hardness that poetry alone can achieve, are his ideas about the nature of things that lay behind his writings."—Christianity Today

Although C.S. Lewis never published a book of verse during his lifetime, he wrote poetry from the age of fourteen. This poetic impulse is evident in much of Lewis's work, including his first prose piece, The Pilgrim's Regress, which contains a number of short lyrics, and his novel Till We Have Faces, which had its beginnings as a long poem.

There is a great variety of subjects in these poems—God and the pagan deities, unicorns, spaceships, nature, love, age, and reason. Walter Hooper, the editor of this collection, points out that the same man is revealed in his poetry as in his prose: "His wonderful imagination is the guiding thread."

"Take[s] an important place in the Lewis canon."—The New York Times Book Review

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and numerous books on theology. Among his most celebrated achievements are Out of the Silent Planet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and Surprised by Joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156027694
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/04/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 5.24(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 29, 1898
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:
Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:
Headington, England
Education:
Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Website:
http://www.cslewisclassics.com

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Poems 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lewis' poem 'Prayer' is truly inspiring and life-changing . . . God spoke through this man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was dissapointed by Lewis' poems. true, their range was one of the largest i've seen (from sci-fi to christian poems), but most were dull and just didn't live up to his reputation. i'd say stick with his fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy a CD. Put it in. Get an i pod. Listen. To the joy saddness anger displesure. Of life. Dad says im luckey. If youre girlfreand left you without warning beacuse she moved. Or youre real dad died. Or you have deppresion. Is that happieness? So i listen to music. My only family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thst msd me cry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My poem 'player.' Has been moved to 'bad memories' all res with many of my other poems
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing display of Lewis's range and genius. His knack for description brings an awe-inspiring life to his poetry. Very good for light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was amazing