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C. S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile, C. S. Lewis
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Author:    C. S. Lewis

Title:   C. S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Yale University Press May 2011

ISBN Number:    0300167172 / 9780300167177

Seller ID:   96397

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is best remembered as a literary critic, essayist, theologian, and novelist, and his famed tales "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Screwtape Letters" have been read by millions. Now, A. T. Reyes reveals a different side of this diverse man of letters: translator.

Reyes introduces the surviving fragments of Lewis's translation of Virgil's epic poem, which were rescued from a bonfire. They are presented in parallel with the Latin text, and are accompanied by synopses of missing sections, and an informative glossary, making them accessible to the general reader. Writes Lewis in "A Preface to Paradise Lost," "Virgil uses something more subtle than mere "length" of time.... It is this which gives the reader of the "Aeneid" the sense of having lived through so much. No man who has read it with full perception remains an adolescent." Lewis's admiration for the" Aeneid," written in the 1st century BC and unfolding the adventures of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy and became the ancestor of the Romans, is evident in his remarkably lyrical translation.

"C. S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid" is part detective story, as Reyes recounts the dramatic rescue of the fragments and his efforts to collect and organize them, and part illuminating look at a lesser-known and intriguing aspect of Lewis's work.

Price = 30.00 USD

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