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Narrative Poems by C. S. Lewis

Narrative Poems

by C. S. Lewis

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The poetry in Dymer isn't very good, which is funny since it's the one Lewis actually published. More on that here: http://hannahgivens.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/interesting-carictars-dymer-1926/

The other three poems in this collection are actually quite good, and this would be a good resource for a lot of analytical writing, especially "The Queen of Drum" for Lewis and women. More on that here: http://hannahgivens.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/interesting-carictars-narrative-poe... ( )
  FFortuna | Aug 10, 2014 |
This is an interesting perspective for an Lewis fan. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see all sides of this author. Most people read his stories and/or his Christian prose, but few touch on his academic or poetical works. Much of Lewis thoughts and stories were formed by his love of poetry. It is worth reading his own poetical works to better understand why he thought what he did. ( )
  empress8411 | Jan 21, 2014 |
  saintmarysaccden | Mar 8, 2013 |
I personally prefer Lewis's later lyrics to these ambitious early narratives, but they meant a lot to him in his youth. ( )
  antiquary | Aug 13, 2007 |
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"Dymer" (published in 1926 as by "Clive Hamilton); "Launcelot", "The Nameless Isle", "The Queen of Drum" (the last three not published during the author's lifetime)
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Lewis often said that his favorite form of literary expression was the narrative poem, although he appears to have written just four, all of which are collected here. They exhibit the romantic aspects of his temperament and reveal his deep love for medieval and Renaissance poetry. Edited and with a Preface by Walter Hooper.

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