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An edition of A Grief Observed (1961)

A grief observed

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This edition was published in by Seabury Press in New York.

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60 pages

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

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2013, Faber & Faber, Limited
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2009, HarperCollins Publishers
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2001, HarperSanFrancisco
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1994, HarperSanFrancisco
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1989, Harper & Row
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1984, Phoenix Press
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1984, Walker and Company, (Ulverscroft) [Distributor]
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1980-12, Bantam Books
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1980-12, Bantam Books
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1980, Bantam Books
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1973, Seabury Press
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June 1966, Faber & Faber
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1964, Faber
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A Grief Observed

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Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

A grief observed

This edition was published in by Seabury Press in New York.


Edition Notes

First published under author's pseudonym: N. W. Clerk

Series
A Crossroad book

Classifications

Library of Congress
BV4905.2.L4 G7 1961

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16496057M
Internet Archive
griefobserved0000unse
ISBN 10
0816401373
Library Thing
1539
Goodreads
324730

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