From his rare vantage point as Lewis' student, friend, and professional colleague, Professor John Lawlor recalls Lewis "in his habit as he lived." He offers an unforgettable account of studying under Lewis and an enchanting depiction of undergraduate life at Oxford between the wars. To round out his picture, Professor Lawlor draws on recollections of other associates of Lewis, including J. R. R. Tolkien. These sketches are complimented by an exposition of Lewis' science fiction and his Chronicles of Narnia, as well as an assessment of Lewis' neglected notion of "happiness" and its links with nineteenth-century English romanticism. Professor Lawlor concludes with his own summarizing understanding of this complex man.
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"Professor John Lawlor was a student, friend, and professional associate of author C.S. Lewis. They initially met when Lawlor was his student at Oxford during the '30s. He reflects on the romantic quality of life at Oxford during that time and on Lewis's lifestyle and thinking, as well as on Lewis's colleagues during that period. British performer Bernard Mayes explores the details and complicated descriptions of Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, scholarly achievements, complex thought processes, and razor-sharp disclaimers in a very formal manner indeed! Followers of C.S. Lewis's work will gain insight into a dedicated thinker's lifestyle, writings, and achievements. B.J.P. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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