“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 […]
A reader was surprised to find a letter on joy by C.S. Lewis tucked into a book purchased at a second-hand store.
Three years before writing his memoir entitled Surprised by Joy: the shape of my early life, Lewis described his idea of joy in a letter to a lady named Mrs Ellis, about whom nothing more seems to be known.
The Guardian reports on the letter which was discovered by the book-buyer some years ago, and is set to go up for auction later […]