Present Concerns

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 25, 1987 - Literary Criticism - 112 pages
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Nineteen essays on democratic values, threats to educational and spiritual fulfillment, literary censorship, and other topics all displaying Lewis’s characteristic sanity and persuasiveness. Introduction by Walter Hooper.

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A collection of essays by C.S. Lewis. On Living in the Atomic Age is one essay within the book that is a must read. Key Quote = "Those who care for something else more than civilization are the only ... Read full review

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Despite his avowed dislike of reading fugitive journalism, Lewis contributed 19 pieces to newspapers and magazines between 1940 and 1962. His topics ranged from the oddly obtuse "On Living in an ... Read full review


1 The Necessity of Chivalry
2 Equality
3 Three Kinds of Men
4 My First School
5 Is English Doomed?
6 Democratic Education
7 A Dream
8 Blimpophobia
12 Modern Man and his Categories of Thought
13 Talking about Bicycles
14 On Living in an Atomic Age
15 The Empty Universe
16 Prudery and Philology
17 Interim Report
18 Is History Bunk?
19 Sex in Literature

9 Private Bates
10 Hedonics
11 After Priggery What?
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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.

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