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Download C.S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Lawlor Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2001 ISBN:
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From his rare vantage point as Lewis's 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 the recollections of other associates of Lewis, including a close comparison with J.R.R. Tolkien.

These sketches are complemented by an exposition of Lewis' science fiction and Chronicles of Narnia. There is also an assessment of Lewis' neglected notion of happiness, noting its links with 19th-century English romanticism. After measuring Lewis's scholarly achievement, Professor Lawlor concludes with his own understanding of this complex man, in whom maddening obstinacies and sword-sharp disclaimers co-existed with an untroubled awareness of the highest order. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

John Lawlor (1918–1999) was C. S. Lewis’ undergraduate pupil at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating in 1939 with first-class honors, and pursued graduate studies under the supervision of J.R.R. Tolkien. He enjoyed a close friendship with Lewis that lasted until the latter’s death. Emeritus professor of English language and literature at the University of Keele in Great Britain, he wrote widely on medieval and Renaissance English literature and higher education. Professor Lawlor died shortly after Memories and Reflections was published.

About the Narrator

Bernard Mayes is a teacher, administrator, corporate executive, broadcaster, actor, dramatist, and former international commentator on US culture. He is best known for his readings of historical classics.