Laura Miller - The Magician's Book - Little, Brown Book Group

The Magician's Book

By Laura Miller

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The meaning and the extraordinary impact of C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, explored by one of the finest critics writing today.

THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien.

Finally reclaiming Narnia 'for the rest of us', Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a life-long adventure in books, art and the imagination.

Biographical Notes

Laura Miller is a journalist and critic. She is a cofounder of Salon.com, where she is currently a staff writer and is the editor of The Salon.com Readers Guide to Contemporary Authors.

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  • ISBN: 9780316017657
  • Publication date: 21 Jan 2010
  • Page count: 336
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Laura Miller

Laura Miller is a journalist and critic. She is a cofounder of Salon.com, where she is currently a staff writer and is the editor of The Salon.com Readers Guide to Contemporary Authors.

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