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    DescriptionWritten after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

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    A Grief Observed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C. S. Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780060652388
    ISBN 10: 0060652381

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
    Ingram Theme: THEO/CATHOL
    BISAC V2.8: FAM014000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVCLFGRC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 242.4
    BISAC V2.8: REL013000, SEL010000
    B&T Approval Code: C25105501
    ECPA Christian Book Category: INSCHICLS
    Ingram Subject Code: RQ
    Libri: I-RQ
    BISAC V2.8: REL012030
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    LC classification: BV4905.2.L
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    DC22: 242/.4
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    B&T Approval Code: A11464600
    DC22: 242.4
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000
    LC classification: BV4905.2 .L4 2001
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRM, VFV, AB, VFJX
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    03 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Review quote
    "I read Lewis for comfort and pleasure many years ago, and a glance into the books revives my old admiratation."-- John Updike"A very personal, anguished, luminous little book about the meaning of death, marriage, and religion."-- "Publishers Weekly
    Back cover copy
    Written by C. S. Lewis with love and humility, this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and courageously encounters the anger and heart-break that followed the death of his wife, an American-born poet, Joy Davidman. Handwritten entries from notebooks that Lewis found in his home capture the doubt and anguish that we all face in times of great loss. He questions his beliefs in this graceful and poignant affirmation of faith in the face of senseless loss.