C.S. Lewis, Poetry, and the Great War 1914-1918 by John Bremer

By John Bremer

The lifestyles and paintings of C.S. Lewis after his conversion in 1931 is celebrated and his recognition indicates no symptoms of diminishing. His past years haven't been so good studied, quite among the a long time of sixteen and 22 while he studied privately and at Oxford, served within the British military, was once wounded in France, entered into his affair with Janie Moore, and wrote and released his first publication of poems. To right and increase the restricted debts of this era, Lewis’s lifestyles is gifted with the overall and particular historical past which makes it extra significant, relatively because it throws gentle on his personality. The romantic fantasy of him as a "soldier-poet" is dispelled, principally via an intensive evaluate of the poems in "Spirits in Bondage" and the self-centered existence that produced them. A important comparison—not to the benefit of Lewis—is drawn with undoubted soldier-poets, Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon. the aim isn't to disparage or belittle Lewis yet to teach what needed to be conquer in his restricted and ugly early ethical personality so one can produce the dedicated Christian of later years.

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