Item description for C. S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections by John Lawlor & Walter Hooper...
Overview As the centenary of the birth of C.S. Lewis approaches and the number of his surviving friends necessarily dwindles, a uniquely personal book by one of these privileged few offers an intimate portrait of Lewis the tutor, scholar, and friend, along with new insights into his towering literary and scholarly achievement. From his rare vantage point as Lewis's student, friend, and professional colleague, Lawlor recalls Lewis "in his habit as he lived." There is an unforgettable account of studying under Lewis and an enchanting depiction of undergraduate life at Oxford between the wars. To round out his picture, Lawlor draws on the recollections of other associated of Lewis, including a close comparison with J.R.R. Tolkien.
Publishers Description This uniquely personal book, the fruit of a thirty-year friendship, offers an intimate portrait of Lewis the tutor, scholar, and friend, along with new insights into his towering literary and scholarly achievement.
Citations And Professional Reviews C. S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections by John Lawlor & Walter Hooper has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 09/01/1998 page 188
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Studio: Spence Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2008
Publisher Spence Publishing Company
ISBN 1890626082 ISBN13 9781890626082
Availability 0 units.
More About John Lawlor & Walter Hooper
Lawlor was C. S. Lewis's undergraduate pupil at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating in 1939 with first class honors, and pursued graduate studies under the supervision of J.R.R. Tolkien.
John Lawlor was born in 1932.
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Reviews - What do customers think about C.S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections?
Didn't spark my interest May 25, 1999
If you happen to have a copy of the out of print book LIGHT ON C.S. LEWIS, you have basically all the comments that Lawlor has to give about his memories of the man. As for the commentary Lawlor gives on Lewis's books, I found it uneven. Unlike the lucid Lewis, Lawlor's sentences are often murky and their meanings difficult to understand. His commentaries on Lewis's books didn't really enlighten anything. I have been an avid reader of Lewis for a long time, and this is the first time I bought a book about Lewis in which I returned to the bookstore for a refund when I was finished.