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Behind the Veil of Familiarity: C.S. Lewis (1898–1998)

Margarita Carretero Gonzalez and Encarnacion Hidalgo Tenorio

This collection of essays, published to commemorate the centenary of C.S. Lewis’s birth, provides a panoramic view of Lewis’s many-sided personality. Readers will not only find full coverage of the aspect of Lewis that means most to them – the friend, the academic, the writer of children’s stories, the Christian apologist – but they will also be given access to his many other facets, enabling them to build up a complete picture of this intriguing man of letters. The book is divided into five sections, each of which represents one of the small pieces of coloured glass that together make up a complex mosaic, beginning with an introductory chapter by Walter Hooper which is based on first-hand knowledge of the writer.
Contents: Walter Hooper: Introduction: C.S. Lewis: Oxford’s Literary Chameleon of Letters – Andrew Blake: Of More then Academic Interest: C.S. Lewis and the Golden Age – Encarnación Hidalgo Tenorio: Reading C.S. Lewis between the Lines – Carlos Villar Flor: A Little Light on the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis and Suffering – Margarita Carretero González: The Second Love: Friendship, Jack and The Inklings – Marta García de la Puerta: J.R.R. Tolkien y C.S. Lewis: Su repercusión en España – Miguel Ángel Moleón Viana: Sobre los cuentos de hadas: En torno a J.R.R. Tolkien y sus criaturas mitológicas – Julián Jiménez Heffernan: The Rhetorical Machine: C.S. Lewis on Allegory – Blanca López Román: Edmund Spenser’s Bower of Bliss: Feminist Deconstructions and Constructions from C.S. Lewis to Pam Morris – José Luis Martínez-Dueñas Espejo: The Rhetoric of Love and the Rhetoric of Truth in C.S. Lewis: Allegory and the Bible – José María Pérez Fernández: The Drab Age: C.S. Lewis’s Assessment of English Poetry in the Early Sixteenth Century – Fernando Serrano Valverde: Playing with Words – Gonzalo López Santamaría: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in its Literary Context – Miguel Martínez López: Utopian and Dystopian Worlds in the Works of C.S. Lewis – María del Carmen Pérez Diez: In Search of a Mother Figure: C.S. Lewis and his Stories for Children – Mervyn Smale: Deconstructing C.S. Lewis: Literary Echoes in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – María José de la Torre Moreno: Beyond Empowerment through Faith: Inversions and Contradictions in Narnia – Cristina Pérez Valverde: Writing for Children: Spiritual Fantasy in C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald – Adelina Sánchez Espinosa: Surprised by Wilde: On the Parallels between the Tales of C.S. Lewis and Oscar Wilde – Colin Duriez: C.S. Lewis’s Theology of Fantasy – María del Carmen Pérez Diez: Till We Have Faces: Viejas historias, nuevos significados.