Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis

Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis

Abigail Santamaria


The first complete biography of pleasure Davidman brings her out from C. S. Lewis’s shadow, the place she has lengthy been hidden, to bare a robust author and thinker.

pleasure Davidman is understood, if she is understood in any respect, because the spouse of C. S. Lewis. Their marriage used to be immortalized within the movie Shadowlands and Lewis’s memoir, A Grief Observed. Now, via amazing new documents as well as years of analysis and interviews, Abigail Santamaria brings pleasure Davidman Gresham Lewis to the web page within the fullness and intensity she deserves.

A poet and radical, Davidman used to be a frequent contributor to the communist motor vehicle New Masses and an active member of New York literary circles within the Thirties and 40s. After starting to be up Jewish within the Bronx, she was once an atheist, then a practitioner of Dianetics; she converted to Christianity after experiencing a second of transcendent grace. A mom, a novelist, a colourful and hard and clever lady, she trigger for England in 1952, decided to captivate the guy whose paintings had replaced her life.

Davidman became the highbrow and religious accomplice Lewis by no means anticipated yet adored. She helped him refine his autobiography, Surprised by way of Joy, and to write down his novel until we've Faces. Their relationship—begun whilst pleasure wrote to Lewis as a spiritual guide—grew from a discussion approximately religion, writing, and poetry into a deep friendship and a timeless love story.

 

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