The haunted world of C. S. Lewis : a study of his space trilogy

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George Amos Chiddie (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Randolph Bulgin

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that C. S. Lewis In his space trilogy la not so much a maker of myths as a reteller of myths. He uses older myth to affirm his belief that man lives in a world haunted by the supernatural. The first chapter is a study of the idea of myth, with special emphasis on Lewis's attitude toward myth, as seen in the trilogy. For Lewis, myth is more than a form of literature; It is a "thing" (divorced from language), which has the power to fill the human heart with awe. Lewis's space trilogy does not symbolize the truth about human life so much as it emphasizes "questions" about human life. It brings to the surface all of the longings of the human heart.

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Language: English
Date: 1968
Lewis, C. S. $q (Clive Staples), $d 1898-1963 $x Criticism and interpretation
Lewis, C. S. $q (Clive Staples), $d 1898-1963 $x Religion

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