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017639 03 02 0316017639 03 9780316017633 15 9780316017633 14 09780316017633 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>The Magician's Book</b203> <b029>A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia</b029> A01 Miller, Laura 01 eng 288 LIT004120 10 LIT007000 10 BIO000000 01 01 THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis'The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien.
Finally reclaiming Narnia "for the rest of us," Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a life-long adventure in books, art, and the imagination.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Lewis, C. S. -- (Clive Staples), -- 1898-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lewis, C. S. -- (Clive Staples), -- 1898-1963. -- Chronicles of Narnia.
Lewis, C. S. -- (Clive Staples), -- 1898-1963 -- Appreciation.
Lewis, C. S. -- (Clive Staples), -- 1898-1963 -- Influence.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Narnia (Imaginary place)
Books and reading.