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Published by Somerset Publishers Inc (first published 1972)
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Angie
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
As with Allegory of Love, some of the essays were lost on me due to not having read all of the literature Lewis discusses. But others, particularly those on education, were well worth the read. From essay IV, Our English Syllabus: "You see at once that education is essentially for freemen and vocational training for slaves."
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Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I tracked down this book in pursuit of "the Idea of an 'English School'" (56-77) for disciplinarity development of English

"the fact is that those who have no experience in the teaching of English are living in a fool's paradize as regards the ability of the average undergraduate to construe his mother tongue" (61). Parents are always wanting more inclusive education "what the father wants is not classics instead of English but classics somehow included in English" (74).

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Steve
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
There are some excellent essays here on education and on Christianity and literature.
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Clive Staples Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge
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