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C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia

(Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

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British scholar and author Clive Staples Lewis (1898 - 1963) wrote more than 40 books, including science fiction, literary criticism, Christian apologetics, and poetry, but his most popular works remain the seven children's books that constitute "The Chronicles of Narnia", published between 1950 and 1956. Drawing on biblical symbols, Greek and Roman mythology, and English ...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Chelsea House Publications
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Tiffany
Oct 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Good explanatory/critical essays about The Chronicles of Narnia.

Spoiled Goodness: Lewis's Concept of Nature - Kathryn Ann Lindskoog
C.S. Lewis's Narnia and the "Grand Design" - Charles A. Huttar
The Parallel World of Narnia - Chad Walsh (about Lewis' children's stories he wrote as a teen)
Further Up and Further In: Chronicles of Narnia - Margaret Patterson Hannay
The Chronicles of Narnia, 1950-1956: An Introduction - Donald E. Glover (themes and techniques in the Narnia stories)
C.S. Lewis: The Late
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Nicole
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This volume has a range of critical perspectives on C. S. Lewis, including some of the biggest names (as well as some much less significant, like myself). Bloom did his homework--or had his grad students do it, since it is clear from the introduction that he holds Lewis, the Chronicles of Narnia, and the critics in the highest contempt. Reading the scathing introduction, one wonders why he let himself be roped into putting his name on this volume. Luckily, my article, which is a reprint, escapes ...more
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Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.

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