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The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia

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THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien. Finally reclaiming Narnia "for the rest of us," Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a life-long adventure in books, art, and the imagination.

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A co-founder and staff writer for Salon.com explores the meaning and influence of C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series while revealing how Lewis's troubled childhood, unconventional love life, and friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien affected his writing.

Synopsis:

THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the

About the Author

Laura Miller is a journalist and critic. She is a cofounder of Salon.com, where she is currently a staff writer, and is the editor of The Salon.com Readers Guide to Contemporary Authors. A regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review, her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, Time, and other publications. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316040266
Subtitle:
A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Co.
Author:
Miller, Laura
Author:
Laura Miller
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Criticism
Subject:
S-F-CRITICISM302EndCap
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081203
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
311

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"Synopsis" by , A co-founder and staff writer for Salon.com explores the meaning and influence of C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series while revealing how Lewis's troubled childhood, unconventional love life, and friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien affected his writing.
"Synopsis" by , THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the
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