The ghost, for the most part, is in agreement. Una and the Lion c. It is a rather odd collection Essays on malory c.s.
lewis show some of the width of what kept C. He first outlines the three different camps: In the first case, if Hamlet is indeed a failure, we waste our time investigating why his actions were delayed. Lewis does not base the theme on the numerous deaths of the characters, rather the situations they find themselves contemplating.
He declares that he is a procrastinator, a cowardly soul who wavers with indecision. We read it in the ghost, in the line of "melting flesh", in the rejection of suicide, in the graveyard, the skull I did very much enjoy the essays on Malory and the Holy Grail and Aruthurian legends.
And honestly, a few fairies would be very welcome. There are other elements to the play, but there is always this groping toward the final end and questions about the destiny of the soul or body.
After being cautioned by a his friend on touching too closely on papist and medieval themes by his references to "Ladies of the Lake" and "friendly fairies" in his poetry, Spenser remained true to the natural appreciation he harboured for the Middle Ages, and taking "all his renaissance accomplishments with him", produced The Faerie Queene.
I also loved seeing him lampoon Harold Bloom. Apr 05, Frans rated it liked it It is nice to read Lewis on what is his main expertise: But as mine expertise is not in that field, I was not quite able to value all of his essays and reviews as it should be.
With his new broadcasting career, Lewis was inundated with letters from all over the world. In blending the two ages, Spenser in effect "became something between the last of the medieval poets and the first of the romantic medievalists.
Instead, the ghost and Hamlet are inseparable, and indeed the spectre is different from most vile ghosts in Elizabethan drama; this ghost is willfully ambiguous.
And, in fact, Hamlet is an Everyman. But while advocating this process, Lewis realizes many may come to The Faerie Queene later in life, and he is writing to give guidance to the mature reader with his first experience of this great work.
My to-read list grew as his book reviews went. But what is apparent throughout this volume is how this quiet bachelor professor in England touched the lives of many through an amazing discipline of personal correspondence.
Lewis was a prolific letter writer, and his personal correspondence reveals much of his private life, reflections, friendships, and the progress of his thought. Many other of the texts are giving, but the collection is a reminder that not all texts belong together - so in the end this is a miscellaneous curiosity for those that want to dive deeper into Lewis mind.
Dec 08, Sharon Barrow Wilfong rated it it was amazing One would benefit more if they were familiar with all the works the essays are on. Here we encounter a surge of letters in response to a new audience of laypeople who wrote to him after the great success of his BBC radio broadcasts during World War II—talks that would ultimately become his masterwork, Mere Christianity.
Tolkien reads aloud chapters of his unfinished The Lord of the Rings, while Lewis shares portions of his first novel, Out of the Silent Planet.
Volume II begins with C. If Hamlet is failure, then perhaps failure is better than success, and such a verdict could never be rendered with less certainty. This second of a three—volume collection contains the letters Lewis wrote after his conversion to Christianity, as he began a lifetime of serious writing.Get this from a library!
Essays on Malory. [J A W Bennett]. Hamlet: The Prince or The Poem? by C.S. Lewis “A critic who makes no claim to be a true Shakespearian scholar and who had been honoured by an invitiation to speak about Shakespeare to such an audience as this, feels rather like a child brought in at dessert to recite his piece before the grown-ups.”.
c. s. lewis as medievalist 53 The Allegory of Love made Lewis recognised as a giant of learning, as the s cholar who d eserved the co mmission to write the. This is a collection of 53 text consisting of mostly reviews, but also essays and other kinds of writings.
It is a rather odd collection and show some of the width of what kept C. S. Lewis ticking, but at the same time a collection may not keep the common reader all that interested.
Because most of /5. Essays on Malory has 4 ratings and 1 review. Neil said: By the looks of this book it was designed to be used in conjunction with Vinaver's three volume e /5. C. S. Lewis's Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature is a collection of fourteen fascinating essays, half of which were never published in Lewis's lifetime.
The first three provide a general introduction to medieval literature, whilst the remaining essays turn to the works of major writers such as Dante (The Divine Comedy), Malory (Le Morte .Download