About the BookThe works of C. S. Lewis appeal widely to a variety of audiences. Lewis is probably most famous for the best-selling Chronicles of Narnia, though William Nicholson’s play shadowlands will have led many readers to Lewis’s own account of his tragic bereavement in A Grief Observed. However shadowlands represents only a small part of Lewis’s controversial life, and omits much that is crucial to an under¬standing of this fascinating and complicated personality. Lewis enjoyed (to the chagrin of his academic colleagues) a tremendous success as a popular theologian. He was also a successful science fiction writer. And last, but by no means least, he was a brilliant and original academic in the field of English Literature. This book weaves together the very different elements in the complex phenomenon of C. S. Lewis, and relates the central concerns of Lewis’s life and work to current thinking about psychoanalysis, postmodernism, and the idea of ‘a new Humanism’.About the Author/sWilliam Gray is Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Chichester Institute of Higher Education, where he also teaches courses in the School of Religion and Theology. Educated at Oxford, Princeton and Edinburgh Universities, he has published extensively on a variety of topics both in literature and theology, concentrating more recently on the life and works of both George MacDonald and C. S. Lewis.