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C.S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction
May 15, 2019
Honestly, I was surprised this little volume was as good as it is. Not because of James Como, who has invested 50 years into reading C.S. Lewis well. But I have read about 20 of these Very Short introductions, and have looked at another dozen or so. Though it typically balances brevity and thoroughness, this one is peculiar for the voice of the text. Como writes in a lively style within a very understated series (the introduction to Feminism also has some life). Though it cannot have the lively writing of the figure it studies, it does pretty well. Effectively, you have a 100-page summary of Lewis' life organized as a study of his texts. It works pretty well and thus can be used as a good reference text. There are even a few surprises and refreshing moments, particularly in his treatment of Till We Have Faces and Letters to Malcolm.
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