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A Grief Observed; Hilary Mantel on a C. S. Lewis re-release

A Grief Observed; Hilary Mantel on a C. S. Lewis re-release

“A Grief Observed”, the first-hand account of C. S. Lewis’ struggle with grief following the death of his wife, is being re-released by Faber next month. To mark the occasion, two-time Booker prize winner Hilary Mantel writes about “A Grief Observed” for the Guardian.

From the article:

A Grief Observed is a lucid description of an obscure, muddled process, a process almost universal, one with no logic and no timetable. It is an honest attempt to write about aspects of the human and the divine which, he fears, “won’t go into language at all”. At the heart of the enterprise is his quarrel with God, and in the end God wins, first philosophically, then emotionally.

The new edition also contains original material from other writers, including Mantel and former archbishop Rowan Williams. It is available online from Faber books.

Are there books that you turn to for comfort when you experience loss? Do great losses cause you to struggle with your faith and feel doubt, or does it remain a comfort even then?


Posted by David Streever


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