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C. S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections [Hardcover]

By John Lawlor (Author), John Lawlor (Preface by) & Walter Hooper (Foreword by)
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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.

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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.

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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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Item Specifications...

Studio: Spence Publishing Company
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.81 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2008
Publisher   Spence Publishing Company
ISBN  1890626082  
ISBN13  9781890626082  

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More About John Lawlor & Walter Hooper

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

John Lawlor has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Le Morte D'Arthur

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5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Authors, A-Z > ( L ) > Lewis, C.S.
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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.

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