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The Resource C.S. Lewis in context, Doris T. Myers

C.S. Lewis in context, Doris T. Myers

Label
C.S. Lewis in context
Title
C.S. Lewis in context
Statement of responsibility
Doris T. Myers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) achieved a level of popularity as a fiction writer, literary scholars have tended to view him as a minor figure working in an insignificant genre - science fiction - or have pigeon-holed him as a Christian apologist and moralist. In C.S. Lewis in Context, Doris T. Myers places his work in the literary milieu of his times and the public context of language rather than in the private realm of personal habits or relationships. A central debate early in the twentieth century concerned the nature of language: was it primarily objective and empirical, as Charles K. Ogden and Ivor A. Richards argued in The Meaning of Meaning, or essentially metaphorical and impressionistic, the approach of Owen Barfield in Poetic Diction? Lewis espoused the latter theory and integrated it into the purpose and style of his fiction. Myers therefore argues that he was not "out of touch with his time," as some critics claim, but a twentieth-century literary figure engaged in the issues of his day. By approaching Lewis's fiction through the linguistic controversies of his day, Myers not only develops a new framework within which to evaluate his works, but also clarifies his literary contributions. This valuable study will appeal to literary and linguistic scholars as well as to general enthusiasts of Lewis's fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, Doris T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Christian literature, English
  • Fantasy literature, English
Label
C.S. Lewis in context, Doris T. Myers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The context of metaphor. The meaning of meaning and Poetic diction ; Two kinds of metaphor in The pilgrim's regress -- The context of literary criticism and genre. Out of the silent planet ; Perelandra -- The context of language control. The control of language and The abolition of man ; That hideous strength -- The context of Christian humanism. Abolishing the controllers: The first three chronicles ; Language North and South: The middle chronicles ; Mutability: The last two chronicles -- The context of myth and history. Till we have faces
Control code
29910874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780873384971
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94007537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)397908
Label
C.S. Lewis in context, Doris T. Myers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The context of metaphor. The meaning of meaning and Poetic diction ; Two kinds of metaphor in The pilgrim's regress -- The context of literary criticism and genre. Out of the silent planet ; Perelandra -- The context of language control. The control of language and The abolition of man ; That hideous strength -- The context of Christian humanism. Abolishing the controllers: The first three chronicles ; Language North and South: The middle chronicles ; Mutability: The last two chronicles -- The context of myth and history. Till we have faces
Control code
29910874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780873384971
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94007537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)397908

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