[A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE


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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE This book was supposed to explain the relationship between WWI and the origin of Tolkien's and Lewis' most famous works Th

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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE Joseph Loconte ↠ 8 Free read Characters A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War This is a fascinating look at the experiences of two young men in WWI and how it affected their writing their faith and their spiritual uest

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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE A good book but a number of flaws keep this from being a truly great bookThe first is that there is simply not enough material about the war time experiences of Tolkien and Lewis to form the basis of solid book length treatment Secondly the book is just riddled with minor errors that will be easily recognizable to any fan of the books that somehow escaped the editor Usually these are in the form of misattributi

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    Download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Joseph Loconte [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE Joseph Loconte ↠ 8 Free read With this book Professor Loconte looks at the friendship between CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien how their experience in the Great War influenced their masterpieces and as a bonus how the ideals of the society in which they were raised motivated them and the contemporaries to willingly join the military and go to the meat grinder that was the Wes

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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE Joseph Loconte ↠ 8 Free read Characters A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War Many years ago I fell down the WWI rabbit hole and I still wander there freuently Recently I took another plunge with A World Undone by GJ Meyer and this excellent little book This book referred to many of the book

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    Characters A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War Joseph Loconte ↠ 8 Free read [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE The Great War shattered the complacency of the West Flanders’ Fields exploded the myth of Progress that strange concatenation of Technological and Social Darwinism of Social Gospel and Hard Science Dissolution disillusionment irony absurdity and even worse ideologies followed It needs no ghost come from the grave to tell us this But what has long been noteworthy if noted little and explored less is that Tolkien and Le

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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE With the exception of the Bible no books has impacted my life like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the seven bo

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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE Joseph Loconte ↠ 8 Free read Download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Joseph Loconte I'll admit I know shockingly little about WWI Like many a teenage girl I went through a season where I read all the WWII fiction I could get my hands on but I never was all that interested in completing my knowledge of history I found this book fascinating I knew very little of the WWI history that Loconte recounts in the

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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE Download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Joseph Loconte Characters A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War For a certain group JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis are such a part of the literary imaginative and spiritual landscape that their insights

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    [A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War] EBOOK / KINDLE Joseph Loconte ↠ 8 Free read I've read bundles of fiction and nonfiction books on World War II but not World War I How did fascism Nazism communism and eugenics

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A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War

Download Ö A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War 108 The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives faith and writings of J R R Tolkien and C S LewisThe First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West For a generation of men and women it brought the end of innocence and the end of faith Yet for J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis the Great War deepened their spiritual. This is a fascinating look at the experiences of two young men in WWI and how it affected their writing their faith and their spiritual uest JRRTolkien and CSLewis first met at Oxford in 1926 but they shared an experience of the Great War which deepened their friendship Although I have read Tolkien s biography I knew very little about CS Lewis and I found this a really illuminating read Both men grew up in a time that believed deeply in science and the myth of progress It was also a time where religious faith was very much linked with patriotism and a sense of dutyBy 1916 Churchill warned against futile offensives that would kill thousands of young men However plans were drawn up to take pressure off the French and hopefully achieve a breakthrough The Battle of the Somme permanently altered Tolkien s life By the end of the day there were 19420 British soldiers killed among them was Rob Wilson member of the Tea Club and Barrovian Society which Tolkien started with some close friends By the end of the war Tolkien had lost many close friends as had Lewis and in fact while Tolkien was in hospital recovering from trench fever his regiment sustained enormous casualties and had he been on the front line he probably would have been killedLewis went to war a little later than Tolkien and arrived at the front on his 19th birthday While Tolkien was a committed Catholic Lewis was not a believer when he first joined up By 1918 he was injured by shrapnel and was sent home carrying a piece of shrapnel in his chest for the rest of his life and with most of his friends having been killedThe Great War saw a new type of warfare of science and technology devoted to annihilation The author explains how the terrible experiences both men faced changed them and how out of the carnage they faced came Narnia and the Lord of the Rings There is much about how Lewis became a Christian how Lewis supported and encouraged Tolkien s writing and how their literary visions were sketched out with the backdrop of war I was interested to read for example how Tolkien imagined his hobbits to be small to show the amazing and unexpected heroism of ordinary men as he based them on the soldiers he came across in the trenches With a post war world looking to the extremes of communism and fascism for answers the mythical uality of the writing of both Lewis and Tolkien is timeless and so as they tried to both make sense of their experience and incorporate it into their writing they created great works which are still inspirational today A well written and interesting book which helps explain how important their early experiences were to two great authors

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Download Ö A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War 108 Uest Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front survived the trenches and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination Had there been no Great War there would have been no Hobbit no  Lord of the Rings no  Narnia and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C S LewisUnlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible Tolkien and. Many years ago I fell down the WWI rabbit hole and I still wander there freuently Recently I took another plunge with A World Undone by GJ Meyer and this excellent little book This book referred to many of the books and authors I had already read so it was like visiting old friends This is an easy conversational read

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Download Ö A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War 108 Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace sorrow and consolation Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict. I ll admit I know shockingly little about WWI Like many a teenage girl I went through a season where I read all the WWII fiction I could get my hands on but I never was all that interested in completing my knowledge of history I found this book fascinating I knew very little of the WWI history that Loconte recounts in the first few chapters and only had the merest outline of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien s biographies from that era I love books like this where the author has done a great deal of research can retell the great themes of that research with clarity and interest I especially found myself captivated by the chapter That Hideous Strength as he recalled how the great themes of the Great War informed Lewis and Tolkien s understanding of how evil works Not many sign up to do great evil they simply long for power expedience and think they can use evil without being mastered by it Loconte shows how the moral lessons they learned in war informed the stories they both created I think he nails exactly what makes these stories so compelling to readers None of the characters is above the deceptive allure of power 160 Each character is a moral agent vulnerable to temptation and corruption 164 but nonetheless given responsibility to make choices that will affect the fates of those around them These are not larger than life heroes conuering by the sheer force of their will but hobbits modeled after ordinary Englishmen and children who have to make choices that really do matter What each man experienced during war adds ballast to the moral weight of their stories

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War
  • Joseph Loconte
  • English
  • 07 March 2020
  • 9780718021764