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The Longing for a Form: Essays on the Fiction of C.S. Lewis
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The Longing for a Form: Essays on the Fiction of C.S. Lewis

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Wipf & Stock 2007

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$22.99

Overview

C.S. Lewis’ extremely popular works of fiction have been widely discussed in terms of the ideas and religious themes they express and defend, but less often in terms of their purely literary qualities. The Longing for a Form corrects this critical imbalance by supplying a theoretical background and detailed close readings, for a better understanding and appreciation of Lewis’ fiction as works of art.

Throughout the book, Peter J. Schakel emphasizes form—as literary kind and as structure—and pays close attention to three themes of particular importance in Lewis as a writer of fiction: objectivism, longing, and the literary artist as creator. Individually, the essays supply fresh insights into the style and meaning of specific works by Lewis. As a group they illustrate a depth, technical skill, and unity of thought and theme which have not previously been accorded Lewis as an artist in fiction.

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Want more on C.S. Lewis theology? Check out the Studies on C.S. Lewis Collection.

Key Features

  • Provides a better understanding and appreciation of Lewis’ fiction as works of art
  • Emphasizes form—as literary kind and as structure
  • Supplies fresh insights into the style and meaning of specific works by Lewis

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About Peter J. Schakel

Peter J. Schakel is Peter C. and Emajean Cook Professor of English at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He is the author of Reason and Imagination in C.S. Lewis, The Way into Narnia: A Readers Guide, and Is Your Lord Large Enough? How C.S. Lewis Expands Our View of God.