This Reissue Of A Treasured Classic Offers A Beautiful Window Into The People And Places That Shaped The Life Of Beloved Author, Scholar, And Apologist C S Lewis In Photographs And Text Much Of It In Lewis S Own Words , Douglas Gilbert And Clyde S Kilby Introduce Us To Such Memorable Friends As J R R Tolkien And Transport Us To Such Magical Places As The Deer Park Outside Lewis S Rooms At Magdalen College, Oxford Very informative When I need to escape to a world that simply enfolds and delights me, and to do so with dispatch, I pull down this book. As the title suggests, this is a photographic treatment of Lewis life, illustrating the towns, universities, and pubs wherein he lived, along with some biographical exposition as extended captions Personalities central to Lewis life appear here, like his wife Joy, his stepsons, and of course his numerous colleague and fellow writers, namely Tolkien There are also unexpected supporting characters like his long term gardener The latter inspired a character in The Silver Chair, and the book smartly combines letters or biographical narration about Lewis life with photographs A photograph of several young Cambridge students cycling down High Street is the backdrop for a letter in which Lewis details an early social outing, getting together for brekker before pedaling off through town Similarly, his recollection of the many ferry trips from Ireland to boarding schools in England is accompanied by a large photograph of two boys crossing the same ferry, looking at the approaching coast in anticipation These shots of others, while illustrating Lewis life, don t appear staged there s at least one fellow on a bicycle who didn t look pleased at all to find a camera aiming in his general direction, though the intended subject was the street There are also photographs of Lewis earliest creativity, of his schoolboy notebooks filled with the history of Animal Land , accompanied by little drawings I ve been meaning to enjoy this book in full for a few months now, as I often glance inside it while shelving just to savor the photographs of Cambridge, Oxford, and the Irish countryside Many of the photographs are only greyscale, but even so they re delightful As someone who has read and enjoyed thoroughly his autobiography, I am grateful to have discovered this piece. C.S.Lewis Images of His World, Douglas Gilbert Clyde S KilbyThis is an awesome coffee table book for fans of C.S Lewis, like me After a brief prologue going over his conversion from atheism to Christianity, which is what he is best known for, the book displays various pictures from his life and of the different places he d been to school and worked over the years Family photos, pictures of friends, teachers, colleagues with brief captions and stories of their relationships Pictures of houses, streets, colleges, and personal walking paths in Ireland, England and Scotland where he d lived and traveled to in his lifetime Not all of the pictures are old Some are just he scenic views he would ve witnessed in his day Also included are pictures of some of his notes and drawings that he d made for different stories At the end a timeline is laid out of his life highlighting pivotal personal moments and publications of some of his works from his birth to his death Refreshing light reading and excellent pictures Probably nobody but Lewis fans would be interested, but I recommend it anyway.
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- 144 pages
- C. S. Lewis: Images of His World
- Douglas R. Gilbert
- 28 October 2019 Douglas R. Gilbert