Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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  • Title: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • Author: C.S. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780521645843
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. I enjoyed these essays despite the fact of not having read any of the source materials good ole american public education or maybe because of that fact Made me want to go back to school and amount to something.


  2. Here we find Lewis in his element and yours truly out of his medieval and renaissance poetry Lewis was many things a master storyteller, apologist, and ethicist, but by profession he was a scholar, and in this collection of 14 essays collected and edited by Walter Hooper, we meet him not in Narnia or by the altar but at the professor s lectern Lewis engages with ancients and contemporaries alike on readings of Dante, Spenser, Arthurian romances, and others.There is no semblance of approachabilit [...]


  3. I LOVED this book I got it through ILL through my county library, which I ve never tried before C.S.Lewis is characteristically wonderful, and in this book he discusses the La3amon s Brut Layamon which I had never heard of before, but it is close to one of the first depictions of the Arthur tale It is written in early Middle English and is like reading Beowulf An interesting theme that C.S Lewis picks up on is how writers are influenced by other writers and books they have read, but how they can [...]



  4. It is not easy to define Medievalism, nor what makes a medieval book The reader is right to expect glorious castles, fair maidens, and feats of arms However, when we pick up a medieval book, those elements are often missing and we are then subjected to often tortuous philosophical and moralistic reasoning What gives CS Lewis is aware of these difficulties and he mentions in one of his chapters on Spenser that what we call medievalism is actually late Renaissance projected back onto the middle ag [...]


  5. Some really good C.S Lewis essays in here and some very technical essays strictly to be read by those obsessed with Lewis or by those obsessed with the literature he writes on.The best ones were De Audiendis Poetis Lewis repeats many of the ideas found in his introduction to Athanasius On the Incarnation and Experiment in Criticism, but it s still good Dante s Similes brilliant essay that not only distinguishes Homer from Virgil and Virgil from Dante, but gives a truthful understanding of metaph [...]


  6. Anything Lewis writes about this type of literature is going into my brain to inform my own studies I preferred it to _The Discarded Image_ but believe they both complement the other In this book though I found the description of the universe, through the eyes of medieval man, to be breathtaking Also, his analysis of Spenser s _Fairy Queen_ has made me chomp at the bit to go out and get it I appreciate Lewis s emphasis on keeping an appropriate perspective and prohibiting ourselves as readers in [...]


  7. A collection of some of Lewis scholarly work, this book is difficult going at times Chapters on Dante leave whole block quotes in the original untranslated Italian, for example, while other chapters, like the one on Neoplatonism in Spenser, deal with such obscure subject matter as to be practically unreadable That being said, when I could understand what was going on, the book was superb The first two chapters in particular, The Genesis of a Medieval Book and thought and Medieval Thought and Ima [...]


  8. Late in life, Cambrige University elevated Clive Staples Lewis to that position of honor which his alma mater and longtime employer at Oxford had denied him, a professorship in Medieval and Renaissance Literature This posthumous collection includes wide ranging essays on period literature in general as well as specific analysis of Dante and Spenser.The beginning student is advised to first read Lewis s The Discarded Image An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature Image is both and o [...]


  9. A very interesting book about literature in Medieval and Renaissance times I loved the point that one should not look at a poem novel from a modern standpoint, as the manners, thought, sentiments, and values have changed since it was written That is to say that one should not seek what a poem means, now, but what it once meant Hence, it is important to start by understanding the context of a work of literature, if one wants to appreciate it properly.


  10. I would have gotten out of this book if I had read half of the books Lewis cites or critiques Since has me rate according to whether or not I like the book, I can only give it two stars But if the rating is based solely on the quality of the book, I suppose it would be much higher Make sure you ve read most of the books Lewis refers to, otherwise you will find this series of essays quite difficult to follow.


  11. An enjoyable overview of medieval and renaissance literature from the master I especially enjoyed his essays on Dante and Spenser.


  12. While I m not the most serious student of older English literature, I do love Spenser and his Faerie Queene Lewis is a wonderful guide.