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letters to malcolm By C. S. Lewis

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One of Lewis' works of allegorical fiction, Till We Have Faces is a reinterpretation of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche's great beauty incurs the wrath of the goddess Venus, who sends her son Cupid to punish her. Cupid falls in love with Psyche...

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letters to malcolm by C. S. Lewis

One of Lewis' works of allegorical fiction, Till We Have Faces is a reinterpretation of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche's great beauty incurs the wrath of the goddess Venus, who sends her son Cupid to punish her. Cupid falls in love with Psyche...

In Lewis' version, the central character becomes an ugly, jealously loving sister of Psyche named Orual, in whose words the story is told. She asks: 'How can the gods meet us face to face till we have faces?'

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'He always tells a good story, and this is a splendid, vehement one, full of stone and wind and spears in an old country, wet mist on the hills.... seems to sum up most of what Dr Lewis has been telling us for years.'
The Tablet

'One of the most eminently readable pieces of fiction that has come my way for a long time.'
Yorkshire Post

About C. S. Lewis


Born in Ireland in 1898, C S Lewis gained a triple First at Oxford and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College from 1925-54. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. Lewis was for many years an atheist. He describes his conversion in Surprised by Joy: "In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God... perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." One of the most gifted and influential Christian writers of our time, he is also celebrated for his Narnia chronicles and his literary criticism and science fiction. C S Lewis died on 22nd November 1963.

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GOR001704739
letters to malcolm by C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1998-02-02
320
0006280595
9780006280590
N/A
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