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C.S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections

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This uniquely personal book, the fruit of a thirty-year friendship, offers an intimate portrait of Lewis the tutor, scholar, and friend, along with new insights into his towering literary and scholarly achievement.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Spence Publishing Company (first published November 30th 1998)
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Brenton
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Just enough pretentiousness to be awesome, just enough information to be useful.
John Martindale
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
While home visiting my parents, I noticed that my mother borrowed this book from the library, so I decided to give it a read. The book was a disappointment despite the glowing endorsements on the back cover, I can't understand how they read what I read. Lawlor simply was incomprehensible, unclear and scatter-brained. At first I thought the reason I couldn't pull any sense or meaning out of the letters printed on the page was because my dyslexic brain was having a bad day, but the following ones ...more
Billy Sheppard
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Having only just begun this little book, I"m already charmed by the very personal recollections of a student and colleague. Lawlor's description of Lewis arguing a point with another scholar and talking circles around him -- I find that charming. This is a first-person source document and not a strict scholarly work. It may be fan literature.

The last 2/3 is a kind of homily about Lewis' science fiction trilogy, Narnia books, and some other works. I can't imagine such a collection of observations
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Leesgoodfood
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
An excellent book, just what it claimed to be.
It really pays to have read Lewis' books to put into context Lawler's comments and reflections.
I really the enjoyed the sections about his space trilogy and Narnia, as those are the writings of Lewis that I am most familiar with. If I had had an education in medieval literature it would have helped me understand more of his references. And as I did not take Latin ever, I would have appreciated translations (hooray for Google, although sometimes it w
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Brenda
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was very thorough and very intense. Unlike anything I have read of all his books.
Jon
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
Interesting recollections of a former student and then later friend of Lewis. Enjoyable, but not much new light shown on the man.
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