C.S. Lewis: The Boy Who Chronicled Narnia - Michael White Reviews
Description:ISBN 0349116253 / Genre: Biography / Author: Michael White / Paperback / 268 Pages / Book is published 2005-11-03 by Abacus / In 1997, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE was voted the most influential book of the twentieth century by teachers, librarians and parents in the ... more
C.S. Lewis: The Boy Who Chronicled Narnia - Michael White ... UK. The last six US Presidents have all claimed C. S. Lewis to be one of their favourite writers (as have Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair). He was an acclaimed academic, a renowned Christian thinker and apologist, the author of dozens of non- fiction books and a founder member of The Inklings (with J.R.R. Tolkien). Lewis fought in the First World War trenches and became a famous broadcaster known as 'the apostle to sceptics' during World War II: his newspaper articles and radio programmes were well known. He led what was considered by many of his contemporaries to be a rather bohemian life in Oxford, living with a much older woman, a widow named Janie Moore. Late in life he married an American divorcee who (as documented in the movie SHADOWLANDS) died tragically of cancer four years into their marriage. Michael White's biography is an accessible yet erudite study of a subject who has immense and lasting international appeal.
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According to the introduction, this biography was devised specifically as a chronicle of the life of the man who chronicled Narnia. White acknowledges that Lewis spent all his life as an Oxford don teaching and studying English language and literature, and that the later parts of his life were devoted to proselytising a rather firebrand version of Christianity, but he sees Lewis primarily as a writer of best-selling fiction, and particularly the Narnia series. When first presented, this approach looked like an exceedingly good idea to me, but as the narrative progressed its major drawbacks became painfully obvious. Lewis didn't write the Narnia books until ... Read the complete review