Jack Lewis and His American Cousin, Nat Hawthorne

A Study of Instructive Affinities

By D. G. Kehl

Jack Lewis and His American Cousin, Nat Hawthorne

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  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 3/29/2013
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Jack Lewis and His American Cousin, Nat Hawthorne

A Study of Instructive Affinities

By D. G. Kehl

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  • ISBN: 9781610978361
  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 3/29/2013
  • Retail Price: $29.00
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  • ISBN: 9781610978361
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  • Publication Date: 3/29/2013
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About-

When he was a student at Oxford University, C. S. Lewis wrote to a friend expressing his great admiration of and enthusiasm for the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, particularly The House of the Seven Gables and Transformation (British title of The Marble Faun). This study examines the parallels between these two kindred spirits and their works, focusing on their similar worldviews, their personal backgrounds and lifestyles, and the "Ultimates" they both pondered. It discusses common themes in their works, such as myth, scientism, and "the great power of blackness." Their respective attitudes toward these issues and others, such as faith, repentance, heaven and hell, confession, church attendance, the clergy, and Puritanism are strikingly similar. Considerable attention is given to "companion pieces" of the two writers, with discussion of the so-called "Fortunate Fall" in The Marble Faun and Perelandra, veil imagery in "The Minister's Black Veil," The Blithedale Romance, and Till We Have Faces, influence of Bunyan's allegory on The Pilgrim's Regress and "The Celestial Railroad," and multiform love in The Four Loves and The House of the Seven Gables. Examination of such affinities between these two writers and their works provides mutual illumination and enhanced appreciation of each.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The significant parallels between these two authors will surprise many who thought they knew C. S. Lewis or Nathaniel Hawthorne, or both. This engaging and thoroughly researched study explores 'instructive affinities'--parallels, connections, and relationships--between two literary geniuses, bringing to light an association that has, for far too long, been entirely overlooked."
--Grayson Carter, Fuller Theological Seminary

Contributors-

D. G. Kehl

Bio(s)-

D. G. Kehl is Professor of English Emeritus at Arizona State University, Tempe, where he taught courses in American literature, a variety of interdisciplinary courses, and courses on C. S. Lewis. His published works include four books and over a hundred articles in scholarly journals and such Christian periodicals as Christianity Today. Kehl is an associate editor of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal.

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