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By C. S. Lewis

ISBN-10: 0195003454

ISBN-13: 9780195003451

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"An crucial paintings in knowing either the literary method of C.S. Lewis and the theological assumptions of Paradise misplaced. exceptional in its conciseness."--I.S. Maclean, James Madison University

"Still the main lucid, necessary, wonderful advent to Milton's poem an individual has contrived to write down. conventional literary feedback at its best."--Lance E. Wilcox, Elmhurst College

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C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was once an Irish writer and student of combined Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry. Lewis is understood for his paintings on medieval literature, Christian apologetics and fiction, in particular the children sequence entitled The Chronicles of Narnia and his technology fiction area Trilogy.

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A Preface to Paradise misplaced presents an interpretation of Milton's function in writing the epic.

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The 'narrow room', the sense of a small guarded place, of sweetness rolled into a ball, is essential. God had planted it all (2IO). Not created it, but planted it-an anthropomorphic God out of Ezekiel xxxi, the God of our childhood and man's, making a toy garden as we made them when we were children. The earliest and lowest levels are being uncovered. And all this realm was studded T H E S T Y L E O F S E C O N D A R Y E PI C once with rich and ancient cities ; a pleasant soil ( 2 1 4) , but the mountain of Paradise, like a jewel set in gold, far more pleasant (2 1 5) so that an emotion stolen from the splendour of the cities now flows into our feeling of Paradise.

There is no contrast suggested between the All-Greeks and the Barbarians ; only between the All-Greeks, the Greeks as a whole, and their own best men. In the ninth passage (1x, 30 1 ) Odysseus bids Achilles, even if he hates Agamemnon, to pity the other All-Greeks. Here again, the 'All' seems to point a contrast between the totality of the Greeks and one member of that totality : there is no idea, so far as I can see, of the Greeks united against the Barbarians. twv is much more than a metrical convemence.

2 The greatest hero of IceĀ­ landic poetry is a Burgundian. In Beowulf Professor ChadĀ­ wick's statement is very well illustrated. The poem is English. The scene is at first laid in Zealand, and the hero comes from Sweden. Hengest, who ought to have been the Aeneas of our epic if the poet had had Virgil's notion of an epic subject, is mentioned only parenthetically. The truth is that Primary Epic neither had, nor could have, a great subject in the later sense. That kind of greatness arises only when some event can be held to effect a profound and more or less permanent change in the history of the world, as the founding of Rome did, or still more, the fall of man.

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