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Joy By Abigail Santamaria

Joy by Abigail Santamaria

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Summary

Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C. S. Lewis. Now, Abigail Santamaria brings Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis to the page in the fullness and depth she deserves.

Joy Summary

Joy: Poet, Seeker and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria

Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C. S. Lewis. Their marriage was immortalized in the film Shadowlands and Lewis's memoir, A Grief Observed. Now, through extraordinary new documents as well as years of research and interviews, Abigail Santamaria brings Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis to the page in the fullness and depth she deserves.A poet and radical, Davidman was a frequent contributor to the communist vehicle New Masses and an active member of New York literary circles in the 1930s and 40s. After growing up Jewish in the Bronx, she was an atheist, then a practitioner of Dianetics; she converted to Christianity after experiencing a moment of transcendent grace. A mother, a novelist, a vibrant and difficult and intelligent woman, she set off for England in 1952, determined to captivate the man whose work had changed her life.Davidman became the intellectual and spiritual partner Lewis never expected but cherished. She helped him refine his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, and to write his novel Till We Have Faces. Their relationship-begun when Joy wrote to Lewis as a religious guide-grew from a dialogue about faith, writing, and poetry into a deep friendship and a timeless love story.

Joy Reviews

Abigail Santamaria's Joy is ... a relentlessly focused and detailed biography of Joy Davidman ... a serious and substantial work [that] takes the reader far beyond the familiar romance of the film and play Shadowlands, and the brilliance of Lewis's meditation on Davidman's death, A Grief Observed ... This groundbreaking study contributes not just to established Lewis studies, but brings to the foreground the cost of being a talented woman in a patriarchal world. It makes its case for the possibility of Christian faith in a compromised world with elegance and skill. - Church Times

About Abigail Santamaria

Abigail Santamaria holds a MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and has received fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, Jentel Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Additional information

GOR008122561
9780281074297
0281074291
Joy: Poet, Seeker and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SPCK Publishing
2016-06-16
413
N/A
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