TILL WE HAVE FACES Cupid Psyche The Story Behind the Myth

TILL WE HAVE FACES  Cupid   Psyche     The Story Behind the Myth
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Musaicum Books
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 8075830210
ISBN 13: 9788075830210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TILL WE HAVE FACES Cupid Psyche The Story Behind the Myth Book Review:

"Till We Have Faces" is a retelling of a story about Cupid and Psyche. This story had haunted Lewis all his life, because he realized that some of the main characters' actions were illogical. As a consequence, his retelling of the story is characterized by a highly developed character, the narrator, with the reader being drawn into her reasoning and her emotions. This was his last novel, and he considered it his most mature, written in conjunction with his wife, Joy Davidman. The first part of the book is written from the perspective of Psyche's older sister Orual, as an accusation against the gods. The story is set in the fictive kingdom of Glome, a primitive city-state whose people have occasional contact with civilized Hellenistic Greece. In the second part of the book, the narrator undergoes a change of mindset (Lewis would use the term conversion) and understands that her initial accusation was tainted by her own failings and shortcomings, and that the gods are lovingly present in humans' lives. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1978-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780006252771
ISBN 13: 000625277X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Till We Have Faces Book Review:

A reinterpretation of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche's great beauty incurs the wrath of Venus, who sends Cupid to punish her, but Cupid falls in love with Psyche. In this version, the main character is Psyche's ugly, jealous sister, in whose words the story is told.

Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 9780062565419
ISBN 13: 0062565419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Till We Have Faces Book Review:

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche—what he and many others regard as his best novel. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—brilliantly reimagines the story of Cupid and Psyche. Told from the viewpoint of Psyche’s sister, Orual, Till We Have Faces is a brilliant examination of envy, betrayal, loss, blame, grief, guilt, and conversion. In this, his final—and most mature and masterful—novel, Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives.

Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publsiher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000029609673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Till We Have Faces Book Review:

In Mr. Lewis's sensitive hands the ancient myth retains its fascination while being endowed with new meanings, new depths, new terrors. --Saturday Review Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

TILL WE HAVE FACES

TILL WE HAVE FACES
Author: C.S. LEWIS
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780008391447
ISBN 13: 0008391440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TILL WE HAVE FACES Book Review:

Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publsiher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1956
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105005395582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Till We Have Faces Book Review:

In Mr. Lewis's sensitive hands the ancient myth retains its fascination while being endowed with new meanings, new depths, new terrors. --Saturday Review Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics

The Complete C  S  Lewis Signature Classics
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 1584
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN 10: 0007488750
ISBN 13: 9780007488759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics Book Review:

An ebook compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one high quality, fully searchable edition:

Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces
Author: Christine L. Norvell,Dan Rempel
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-05-17
ISBN 10: 9781544680880
ISBN 13: 1544680880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Till We Have Faces Book Review:

Have you ever read or tried to read Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold and wondered what it was all about?Not every Lewis reader is a Lewis scholar. Most pick up one of his stories or essays out of curiosity, not with academic intent nor with the hope of reading all of his works. After teaching this novel for a decade, I determined to write a guide that would help any reader fully appreciate C.S. Lewis's final, and favorite, work of fiction. In Till We Have Faces, Lewis paints an unexpected picture of redemption. As Orual relates her selective memoir, she finds that her questions about the gods fall away. While Lewis's retelling brings an unusual completion to the original Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, this companion is a blend of summary and commentary that brings greater understanding of the characters, symbolism, and implied Christian themes outside of a classroom discussion.www.ThyLyre.com

Bareface

Bareface
Author: Doris T. Myers
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780826264466
ISBN 13: 0826264468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bareface Book Review:

C. S. Lewis wanted to name his last novel “Bareface.” Now Doris T. Myers’s Bareface provides a welcome study of Lewis’s last, most profound, and most skillfully written novel, Till We Have Faces. Although many claim it is his best novel, Till We Have Faces is a radical departure from the fantasy genre of Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters and has been less popular than Lewis’s earlier works. In Bareface, Myers supplies background information on this difficult work and suggests reading techniques designed to make it more accessible to general readers. She also presents a fresh approach to Lewis criticism for the enjoyment of specialists. Previous studies have often treated the novel as mere myth, ignoring Lewis’s effort to present the story of Cupid and Psyche as something that could have happened. Myers emphasizes the historical background, the grounding of the characterizations in modern psychology, and the thoroughly realistic narrative presentation. She identifies key books in ancient and medieval literature, history, and philosophy that influenced Lewis’s thinking as well as pointing out a previously unnoticed affinity with William James. From this context, a clearer understanding of Till We Have Faces can emerge. Approached in this way, the work can be seen as a realistic twentieth-century novel using modernist techniques such as the unreliable narrator and the manipulation of time. The major characters fit neatly into William James’s typology of religious experience, and Orual, the narrator-heroine, also develops the kind of personal maturity described by Carl Jung. At the same time, both setting and plot provide insights into the ancient world and pre-Christian modes of thought. Organized to facilitate browsing according to the reader’s personal interests and needs, this study helps readers explore this complex and subtle novel in their own way. Containing fresh insights that even the most experienced Lewis scholar will appreciate, Bareface is an accomplishment worthy of Lewis’s lifelong contemplation.

C S Lewis

C  S  Lewis
Author: Walter Hooper
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 940
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780060638801
ISBN 13: 006063880X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C S Lewis Book Review:

Offers a brief chronology of Lewis's life and a guide to his writings and their literary references

Reason and Imagination in C S Lewis

Reason and Imagination in C S  Lewis
Author: Peter J. Schakel
Publsiher: Lightning Source Incorporated
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015008571989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reason and Imagination in C S Lewis Book Review:

The first study of C.S. Lewis to offer a detailed examination of "Till We Have Faces," Peter J. Schakel's book is also the first to explore the tension between reason and imagination that significantly shaped Lewis' thinking and writing. Schakel begins with a close analysis of "Till We Have Faces" which leads the readers through the plot, clarifying its themes and it discusses structure, symbols and allusions. The second part of the book surveys Lewis' works, tracing the tension between reason and imagination. In the works of the thirties and forties reason is in the ascendant; from the early fifties on, in works such as the Chronicles of Narnia, there is an increased emphasis on imagination - which culminates in the fine "myth retold," "Till We Have Faces." Imagination and reason are reconciled, finally in the works of the early sixties such as "A Grief Observed" and "Letters to Malcolm." PETER J. SCHAKEL is Professor of English at Hope College, Holland, MI. "This book is what Lewis scholarship ought to be. It is the most thoughtful, careful Lewis study yet." - Peter Kreeft "Reason and Imagination" is a remarkable achievement, literary criticism that is both wise and moving." - Margaret Hannay "Peter Schakel brings to C. S. Lewis scholarship what has often been lacking, namely rigorous scholarly method and real critical detachment. His study of "Till We Have Faces" is a major contribution to Lewis studies." - Thomas Howard

Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche
Author: Regine May,Stephen J. Harrison
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2020-02-24
ISBN 10: 3110641585
ISBN 13: 9783110641585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cupid and Psyche Book Review:

Apuleius’ tale of Cupid and Psyche has been popular since it was first written in the second century CE as part of his Latin novel Metamorphoses. Often treated as a standalone text, Cupid and Psyche has given rise to treatments in the last 400 years as diverse as plays, masques, operas, poems, paintings and novels, with a range of diverse approaches to the text. Apuleius’ story of the love between the mortal princess Psyche (or “Soul”) and the god of Love has fascinated recipients as varied as Romantic poets, psychoanalysts, children’s books authors, neo-Platonist philosophers and Disney film producers. These readers themselves produced their own responses to and versions of the story. This volume is the first broad consideration of the reception of C&P in Europe since 1600 and an adventurous interdisciplinary undertaking. It is the first study to focus primarily on material in English, though it also ranges widely across literary genres in Italian, French and German, encompassing poetry, drama and opera as well as prose fiction and art history, studied by an international team of established and young scholars. Detailed studies of single works and of whole genres make this book relevant for students of Classics, English, Art History, opera and modern film.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 0062116703
ISBN 13: 9780062116703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Severe Mercy Book Review:

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

The Divine Face in Four Writers

The Divine Face in Four Writers
Author: Maurice Hunt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-12-17
ISBN 10: 1501311034
ISBN 13: 9781501311031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Face in Four Writers Book Review:

An important contribution to studies in literature and religion, The Divine Face in Four Writers traces the influence of Christian and Classical prototypes in ideas and depictions of the divine face, and the centrality of facial expressions in characterization, in the works of William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Hermann Hesse, and C.S. Lewis. Maurice Hunt explores both the human yearning to see the divine face from post-Apostolic time to the 20th century, as reflected in religion, myth, and literature by writers such as Augustine, Shakespeare, Hardy and Dostoyevsky, as well as the significance of the hidden divine face in writings by Spenser, Milton, Hesse, and Lewis. A final coda briefly detailing Emmanuel Levinas's system of ethics, based on the human face and its encounters with other faces, allows Hunt to focus on specific moments in the writings of the four major writers discussed that have particular ethical value.

The Grace of Enough

The Grace of Enough
Author: Haley Stewart
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN 10: 1594718180
ISBN 13: 9781594718182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grace of Enough Book Review:

Do you ever feel caught in an endless cycle of working harder and longer to get more while enjoying life less? The Stewart family did—and they decided to make a radical change. Popular Catholic blogger and podcaster Haley Stewart explains how a year-long internship on a sustainable farm changed her family’s life for the better, allowing them to live gospel values more intentionally. When Haley Stewart married her bee-keeping sweetheart, Daniel, they dreamed of a life centered on home and family. But as the children arrived and Daniel was forced to work longer hours at a job he liked less and less, they dared to break free from the unending cycle of getting more yet feeling unfufilled. They sold their Florida home and retreated to Texas to live on a farm with a compost toilet and 650 square feet of space for a family of five. Surprisingly, they found that they had never been happier. In The Grace of Enough, Stewart shares essential elements of intentional Christian living that her family discovered during that extraordinary year on the farm and that they continue to practice today. You, too, will be inspired to: live simply offer hospitality revive food culture and the family table reconnect with the land nurture community prioritize beauty develop a sense of wonder be intentional about technology seek authentic intimacy center life around home, family, and relationships Drawing from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, Stewart identifies elements of Catholic social teaching that will enhance your life and create a ripple effect of grace to help you overcome the effects of today’s “throwaway” culture and experience a deeper satisfaction and stronger faith.

The horror of Holiness in Till We Have Faces

The  horror of Holiness  in Till We Have Faces
Author: Melissa Gannon Picard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:664556636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The horror of Holiness in Till We Have Faces Book Review:

C. S. Lewis' adaptation of the Cupid and Psyche myth is particularly notable for its considerable deviations from the classical story which first appeared in Apuleius' The Golden Ass. In Lewis' version of this myth, Till We Have Faces, Lewis focuses on the sacrificial element of Psyche's marriage to Cupid-or, as Lewis renames him, the Shadowbrute. Lewis casts Psyche's sister, Orual, as the protagonist of the novel. Through Orual's perception of the marriage of Psyche to Cupid, Lewis' audience is forced to accept Lewis' defense of pre-Christian paganism. Lewis emphasizes the gory details of sacrifice to the gods in an attempt to legitimize bloody, violent pagan religions on the basis of their sincerity and power. He clearly and repeatedly asserts that the darker and the more amorphous the religion, the more true, holy, and compelling that religion is. Indeed, Lewis seems to suggest that the kind of bloody, savage religion described in Frazer's The Golden Bough is prototypical of Biblical ideas and foreshadows or lays the groundwork for Christianity. Most notable is Lewis's insistence that transformation of Psyche and Orual into divine figures necessitates violence. The Psyche of Till We Have Faces is largely reminiscent of Lewis' character Lucy Pevensie of The Chronicles of Narnia in that both Psyche and Lucy both embrace a participatory epistemology; both Psyche and Lucy participate with the god and accept that their intense longing for the god denotes truth. In contrast, Orual actively insists on disbelief, much like the dwarves of Lewis' The Last Battle, because of her refusal to participate in pure, sacrificial love. As a result, Orual is imprisoned by her own consuming, selfish love for Psyche.

The Four Loves

The Four Loves
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0062565451
ISBN 13: 9780062565457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Loves Book Review:

A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series. C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—contemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love—the key to understanding that brings us closer to God.

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0062565524
ISBN 13: 9780062565525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Tower Book Review:

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s definitive collection of short fiction, which explores enduring spiritual and science fiction themes such as space, time, reality, fantasy, God, and the fate of humankind. From C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—comes a collection of his dazzling short fiction. This collection of futuristic fiction includes a breathtaking science fiction story written early in his career in which Cambridge intellectuals witness the breach of space-time through a chronoscope—a telescope that looks not just into another world, but into another time. As powerful, inventive, and profound as his theological and philosophical works, The Dark Tower reveals another side of Lewis’s creative mind and his longtime fascination with reality and spirituality. It is ideal reading for fans of J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis’s longtime friend and colleague.

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Author: Henry James
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 1623958369
ISBN 13: 9781623958367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Turn of the Screw Book Review:

A Classic Ghost Story “Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was.” ― Henry James, The Turn of the Screw The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a ghost story novella originally published in 1898. A boy is expelled from school due to a horrible secret. This ambiguous story has been studied and adapted extensively and still makes for an intriguing read. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Moral Compass

Moral Compass
Author: William J. Bennett
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 824
Release: 1995-10-10
ISBN 10: 0684803135
ISBN 13: 9780684803135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Compass Book Review:

Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way