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Poems by C.S. Lewis
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This book is Walter Hooper’s collection of various C.S. Lewis poems written throughout his life. The poetry here is so much better than the poetry in Dymer! Maybe because Lewis never intended most of them to be published, they have a beautifully relaxed quality. They seem like poems that naturally popped into his head, rather than words he strained to generate. (Of course, that also means some of them feel slightly unfinished). They have a splendid variety of forms, styles, and subjects. As with much of his poetry and technical work, it’s packed with allusions, and some poems are essentially meaningless if you’re not familiar with the allusion, so you want your Google open while reading. The book would be improved with a few footnotes, both to source allusions and to provide context of where/when poems were written and/or published.

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August 13, 2014 – Shelved
August 13, 2014 – Shelved as: religion
August 13, 2014 – Shelved as: poetry
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