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Narnia's Lost Poet

Arts September 4, 2017

AN Wilson, author of a revelatory biography of CS Lewis, goes in search of the man behind Narnia. Bestselling children's author and world famous Christian writer CS Lewis spent his public life in the all-male world of Oxford colleges, but his private life was veiled in secrecy. Even his best friend JRR Tolkien didnt know of his marriage to an American divorcee late in life. Lewis died on the same day as the assassination of JF Kennedy and few were at his burial; his alcoholic brother was too drunk to tell people the time of the funeral. This new film explores the turning points of Lewis' life, the death of his mother, his relationship with his friends mother Mrs Moore, his religious conversion, the arrival and untimely death of his wife Joy Gresham. It is a moving and insightful psychological portrait of a man who experienced fame in the public arena but whose personal life was marked by the loss of three women he most loved.

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