C. S. Lewis | Critical Essay by John Wain

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of C. S. Lewis.
This section contains 884 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by John Wain

Critical Essay by John Wain

This author is of course well known as a controversialist—indeed my view is that the death of George Orwell left Mr. Lewis standing alone as our major controversial author—and while controversialists are common enough in the world of letters, they do not usually get asked to contribute to a 'safe' academic series like the Oxford History of English Literature. So it is important to begin by saying that the controversial nature of the book [English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama, volume III of The Oxford History of English Literature] does not make it any the less helpful as a literary history. The chief functions of a literary history are fulfilled: the names are strung together, the historical and biographical information is given, and the bibliography shows us how to set about more detailed study...

(read more)

This section contains 884 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by John Wain
Follow Us on Facebook