The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis
by Alan Jacobs
This is a fresh and riveting biography of this well-loved author and Christian teacher. C. S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the ... Show synopsis This is a fresh and riveting biography of this well-loved author and Christian teacher. C. S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. Yet among his poetry, literary history and criticism, novels and Christian apologetics stands a unique, delightfully imaginative children's series called "The Chronicles of Narnia", which has joined the ranks of the classics. Alan Jacobs uses this imaginary world of Narnia to explore the imaginative life of C. S. Lewis. Not just a conventional biography of Lewis, "The Narnian" seeks a more elusive quarry: an understanding of the way Lewis's experiences, both direct and literary, shaped his thought and his writings.