Revisiting Narnia

Revisiting Narnia Author Shanna Caughey
ISBN-10 1935251481
Release 2009-06-22
Pages 310
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Revisiting Narnia



Planet Narnia

Planet Narnia Author Michael Ward
ISBN-10 0199740933
Release 2008-01-15
Pages 384
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For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism has remained a mystery. Michael Ward has finally solved the enigma. In Planet Narnia he demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject which fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - - planets which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value" and "especially worthwhile in our own generation". Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains conna?tre knowledge of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. Planet Narnia is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles, but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance.



C S Lewis Letters to Children

C  S  Lewis  Letters to Children Author Clive Staples Lewis
ISBN-10 9780684823720
Release 1996-06-03
Pages 128
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Contains the text of letters that the famed author wrote to children, as he shared his feelings about school, writing, and animals, among other topics, and demonstrated his deep understanding of young people. Reprint.



Imagination and the Arts in C S Lewis

Imagination and the Arts in C S  Lewis Author Peter J. Schakel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055105673
Release 2002
Pages 214
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Imagination has long been regarded as central to C. S. Lewis’s life and to his creative and critical works, but this is the first study to provide a thorough analysis of his theory of imagination, including the different ways he used the word and how those uses relate to each other. Peter Schakel begins by concentrating on the way reading or engaging with the other arts is an imaginative activity. He focuses on three books in which imagination is the central theme—Surprised by Joy, An Experiment in Criticism, and The Discarded Image—and shows the important role of imagination in Lewis’s theory of education. He then examines imagination and reading in Lewis’s fiction, concentrating specifically on the Chronicles of Narnia, the most imaginative of his works. He looks at how the imaginative experience of reading the Chronicles is affected by the physical texture of the books, the illustrations, revisions of the texts, the order in which the books are read, and their narrative “voice,” the “storyteller” who becomes almost a character in the stories. Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis also explores Lewis’s ideas about imagination in the nonliterary arts. Although Lewis regarded engagement with the arts as essential to a well-rounded and satisfying life, critics of his work and even biographers have given little attention to this aspect of his life. Schakel reviews the place of music, dance, art, and architecture in Lewis’s life, the ways in which he uses them as content in his poems and stories, and how he develops some of the deepest, most significant themes of his stories through them. Schakel concludes by analyzing the uses and abuses of imagination. He looks first at “moral imagination.” Although Lewis did not use this term, Schakel shows how Lewis developed the concept in That Hideous Strength and The Abolition of Man long before it became popularized in the 1980s and 1990s. While readers often concentrate on the Christian dimension of Lewis’s works, equally or more important to him was their moral dimension. Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis will appeal to students and teachers of both children’s literature and twentieth-century British writers. It will also be of value to readers who wish to compare Lewis’s creations with more recent imaginative works such as the Harry Potter series.



Carrie s War

Carrie s War Author Nina Bawden
ISBN-10 9781849436113
Release 2012-06-26
Pages 96
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When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to a small Welsh village. But the countryside has dangers and adventures of its own - and a group of characters who will change Carrie's life forever. There's mean Mr Evans, who won't let the children eat meat; but there’s also kind Auntie Lou. There's brilliant young Albert Sandwich, another evacuee, and Mr Johnny, who speaks a language all of his own. Then there's Hepzibah Green, the witch at Druid’s Grove who makes perfect mince pies, and the ancient skull with its terrifying curse...For adults and young people aged eight and over. Emma Reeves has created a stunning stage adaptation of Nina Bawden’s much loved classic account of life as an evacuee in the 1940s, which opened at the Lillian Bayliss Theatre in November 2006. This edition includes teachers' notes and activities for classes based on the play. ‘I doubt... anything will beat this traditional page-to-stage adaptation for ceaselessly involving telling of a cracking story’ - Evening Standard ‘Irresistible’ - Sunday Telegraph, Critic's Choice ‘Richly entertaining. Funny & deeply rewarding’ - Daily Telegraph, Critic’s Choice ‘Consistently excellent’ - The Times, Critic’s Choice ‘Dramatic, imaginative and polished’ - Evening Standard, Critic’s Choice ‘Excellent. Truly refreshing story-telling’ - Daily Mail



The Magical Worlds of Narnia

The Magical Worlds of Narnia Author David Colbert
ISBN-10 1439556458
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 186
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Examines the origins and hidden meanings of the characters and plots within C.S. Lewis's Narnia series.



Journey Into Narnia

Journey Into Narnia Author Kathryn Ann Lindskoog
ISBN-10 0932727891
Release 1998
Pages 227
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Renowned C. S. Lewis scholar Kathryn Lindskoog has here expanded and updated her classic study of Lewis's Narnia series originally titled, "The Lion of Judah in Never-Never Land: The Theology of C.S. Lewis Expressed in his fantasies for Children." Now with the addition of a study guide, including a look at the chronological order of the series of the seven books, the "Journey into Narnia" is filled with abundant and fresh new background information that not only puts the series in its context but explains many of the English terms unfamiliar to the American reader. Ms. Lindskoog provides many Biblical parallels which illumine the plot. These concise insights and applications are designed for personal reading pleasure as well as being practical helpers for teachers, parents and ministers. When C. S. Lewis read the first draft of this manuscript, he commented, "You are in the center of the target everywhere. For one thing, you know my work better than anyone else I've met; certainly better than I do myself.... You (alone of the critics I've met) realize the connection or even the unity of all the books-scholarly, fantastic, theological-and make me appear a single author, not a man who impersonates half a dozen authors, which is what I seem to most. This wins really very high marks indeed." This important text of Lewis scholarship has been copied, widely used but never surpassed.



Wild Things

Wild Things Author Bruce Handy
ISBN-10 9781451609950
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 336
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"Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy's Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby"--



A Spell for Chameleon Original Edition

A Spell for Chameleon  Original Edition Author Piers Anthony
ISBN-10 0345454308
Release 2002-03-26
Pages 352
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Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled--where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. That is, except for Bink of North Village. He was sure he possessed no magic, and knew that if he didn't find some soon, he would be exiled. According to the Good Magician Humpfrey, the charts said that Bink was as powerful as the King or even the Evil Magician Trent. Unfortunately, no one could determine its form. Meanwhile, Bink was in despair. If he didn't find his magic soon, he would be forced to leave.... From the Paperback edition.



Into the Wardrobe

Into the Wardrobe Author David C. Downing
ISBN-10 9780470248393
Release 2008-05-19
Pages 256
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Provides an in-depth analysis of the fantasy series in context of the life, teachings, and spiritual views of C.S. Lewis, and includes a glossary of unusual and invented words used in the Narnia Chronicles.



The Magician s Book

The Magician s Book Author Laura Miller
ISBN-10 9780316040266
Release 2008-12-03
Pages 320
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THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien. Finally reclaiming Narnia "for the rest of us," Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a life-long adventure in books, art, and the imagination.



C S Lewis Narnia For Dummies

C S  Lewis   Narnia For Dummies Author Richard Wagner
ISBN-10 9781118070048
Release 2011-05-04
Pages 384
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C S Lewis Narnia For Dummies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from C S Lewis Narnia For Dummies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full C S Lewis Narnia For Dummies book for free.



The Magician s Land

The Magician s Land Author Lev Grossman
ISBN-10 9781101633533
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 416
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The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on Syfy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and Mail Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole. From the Trade Paperback edition.



A vida de C S Lewis

A vida de C  S  Lewis Author Alister McGrath
ISBN-10 9788573259612
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 375
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Por mais de meio século, C. S. Lewis vem alimentando a imaginação de milhões de pessoas em todo o planeta com seu fantástico mundo de Nárnia. Para celebrar o 50o aniversário de sua morte, o dr. Alister McGrath reconta a vida deste que é considerado um dos maiores escritores do século XX. Em A vida de C. S. Lewis: Do ateísmo às terras de Nárnia, McGrath apresenta um panorama abrangente e fascinante da trajetória de um pensador profundamente original e que se tornou fonte de inspiração para crianças e adultos em todo o mundo. "McGrath oferece um olhar novo, e por vezes chocante, sobre a vida dessa figura complexa, em uma biografia profundamente embasada. O autor nos faz mergulhar no coração de um Lewis que poucos conhecem." - Publishers Weekly "A biografia escrita por McGrath é excelente." - Timothy Keller "Se você busca conhecer este multitalentoso escritor e pensador, a nova biografia escrita por Alister McGrath é um bom ponto de partida." - The Washington Post "Sua análise dos livros de Nárnia é esclarecedora, deixando o leitor maravilhado com a alegria e o deslumbramento que habitam os livros de Nárnia: a visão encantadora de algo belo e eterno." - The Sunday Telegraph "Um texto admirável que mostra como a vida de um escritor é muitas vezes tão interessante quanto sua obra." - The Independent Prepare-se para uma viagem à mente criativa de C. S. Lewis, um dos nomes mais influentes do cristianismo no último século.



My Mother s Wedding Dress

My Mother s Wedding Dress Author Justine Picardie
ISBN-10 9780330543750
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 336
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In this absolutely unique treasure trove of fashion, family memoir and literature, Justine Picardie tells a sequence of stories that reveal the fabric of the past, and how a family has fashioned itself through the clothes that they have worn: from her mother’s black wedding dress to her first party frock, a translucent winged fairy outfit that provided an early lesson in what we uncover, and what we cover up. She also tells of her encounters with fashion designers – Karl Lagerfeld and Donatella Versace, among others; conversations with supermodels, and her search for Charlotte Bronte's ring. My Mother's Wedding Dress unravels why we care so much about clothes - the white satin and feathers and little black dresses with which we armour ourselves; the material of our lives. Above all, it is Justine Picardie's inimitable voice and thought-provoking quest for answers to her own past that make this book so special. ‘An enticing combination of autobiography, biography, memoir, discourse, interviews, fashion notes, and dreams... a sparky and original book’ Daily Mail ‘Highly stylish and unusual, a selection of swatches that works as a whole’ Sunday Telegraph



A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Author Ursula K. LeGuin
ISBN-10 9781473208452
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 320
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Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.



The Heart of the Chronicles of Narnia

The Heart of the Chronicles of Narnia Author Thomas Williams
ISBN-10 9781418526030
Release 2005-08-28
Pages 224
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In addition to being one of the best-loved books of all time, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is sure to set box-office records when it releases in theatres Christmas 2005. Distributed by Disney, directed by Andrew Adamson (director of Shrek), with special effects by the WETA Workshop (The Lord of the Rings), and backed by a $150 million dollar budget, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will draw millions of eager viewers, Christian and non-Christian alike. After viewing the movie, Christians and Lewis fans will excitedly walk away with a renewed enthusiasm for this classic installment of The Chronicles of Narnia. Using exciting biblical parallels, this companion book will lead readers into a deeper understanding of Christ and will help them discover how these tales by C. S. Lewis beautifully expose a dynamic, joyful, loving God who wants his creatures to experience deep joy and delight.