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Kreacje światów i chrześcijańskie reinterpretacje mitów w twórczości Clive’a Staplesa Lewisa
World Creation and Christian Reinterpretations of Myths in Clive Staples Lewis’s Oeuvre

Author(s): Anna Wróblewska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The subject matter of this article is the literary output of C.S. Lewis. The authordescribes the origins of the Chronicles of Narnia cycle, as well as motives behind thechoice made by Lewis and his friend, J.R.R. Tolkien, to write within the fantasy genre.Building her argument, the author references the most significant critical essays byeach of the writers, in which they attempted to define the purpose and goals of fantasyliterature. She emphasizes the vital impact C.S. Lewis’s biography exerts uponhis output by broadening the scope of her study to include his lesser known works:The Space Trilogy and Till We Have Faces. Developing her argument, the author distinguishesthe motifs of central importance to the author’s oeuvre. She also analyzesthe role of film adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian,and their influence on the reception of the novel among contemporary readers.

  • Page Range: 357-371
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish