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Kilby, Clyde S.

Works: 76 works in 223 publications in 5 languages and 11,154 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satirical literature  Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 823.912
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Letters to an American lady by C. S Lewis( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lewis was 51 years old and long established at Magdalen College, Oxford, he wrote the first of this collection of letters to an American widow. She was described as a "very charming, gracious, southern aristocratic lady who loved to talk and speak well". In them are his antipathy to journalism, advertising, snobbery, psychoanalysis, and the petty practices that sap freedoms. They identify events in his life after 1950 including his marriage to Joy Davidman and her death three years later
C.S. Lewis: images of his world by Douglas R Gilbert( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reissue of a treasured classic offers a window into the people and places that shaped the life of beloved author, scholar, and apologist C.S. Lewis. In photographs and text (much of it in Lewis's own words), Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby introduce us to such memorable friends as J.R.R. Tolkien and transport us to such magical places as the deer park outside Lewis's rooms at Magdalen College, Oxford. We also meet Lewis as a talented and brilliant child in Belfast, captivated by the myths and legends of the North, already writing and illustrating imaginative stories and poems at a young age." "While the book includes an essay tracing Lewis's struggle to find faith and a chronology of his life, it is not a biography per se but rather a personal introduction, a composite portrait of a fascinating individual and the world in which he lived. Attractively laid out in a fresh new format, this volume will be prized both by longtime fans of Lewis and by those encountering him for the first time."--Jacket
A mind awake; an anthology of C.S. Lewis by C. S Lewis( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He believed that such problems had at least essential answers and set out like a hound on the scent of a fox to find them. He liked answers better than questions."--from the Preface. C.S. Lewis believed in the absolute logic of faith; his books, letters, and essays demonstrated the immutability of religion in his life. This collection mines their pages to bring out some of his essential lessons and to showcase the themes that provided the foundation for his philosophy: The Nature of Man, The Moral World, Sin, The Christian Commitment, Love and Sex, Hell and Heaven, and others. His preoccupations produced inspiring literature that was sometimes whimsical, often provocative, and always emotionally compelling. Here, then, is an anthology to return to again and again-whenever we most need wisdom, insight into how best to wrestle with a particular challenge, or simply the kind of unexpected perspective Lewis always provides. "Lewis's remorseless pursuit of clarity, his intense moral concern, [and] the peculiar hue of myth, faerie, and Eden which informs all his work . . . these are here, and in proportion to how one would find them if one were to read every Lewis ever published."--New York Times Book Review
The Christian world of C.S. Lewis by Clyde S Kilby( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary legacy of the scholar, teacher, writer, social critic, and amateur theologian
Images of salvation in the fiction of C.S. Lewis by Clyde S Kilby( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of the city : and other essays by Charles Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers and friends : the diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis by W. H Lewis( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Intimate Portrait of C. S. Lewis
Tolkien & the Silmarillion by Clyde S Kilby( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagination and the spirit; essays in literature and the Christian faith, presented to Clyde S. Kilby( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth, allegory, and gospel : an interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton [and] Charles Williams by Edmund Fuller( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and life : an introduction to poetry by Clyde S Kilby( Book )

6 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by C. S Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A repackaged edition of the revered author's poetry--a collection of verse that exemplifies and celebrates his breadth of knowledge, his wide-ranging interests, both spiritual and earthly, and his never-ending search to find God and understand the mysteries of the world. Known for his fiction and philosophical nonfiction, C. S. Lewis--the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics--was also an accomplished poet. In Poems, Lewis dives deep into a wide range of subjects--from God to nature to love to unicorns--revealing his extensive imagination and sense of wonder"--
C.S. Lewis, mere Christian by Kathryn Ann Lindskoog( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian mythmakers : C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, John Bunyan, Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, and Hannah Hurnard by Rolland Hein( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minority of one : the biography of Jonathan Blanchard by Clyde S Kilby( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1982 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Screwtape letters : with, Screwtape proposes a toast by C. S Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace.--From publisher description
Out of the silent planet by C. S Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first book of C.S. Lewis's legendary science fiction trilogy, Dr. Ransom is kidnapped and spirited by spaceship to the mysterious red planet of Malandra. He escapes and goes on the run, jeopardizing both his chances of ever returning to Earth and his very life. First published in 1943, this classic interplanetary fantasy continues to delight readers around the world. Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which Out of the Silent Planet is the first volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of the moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C.S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom after his dear friend J.R.R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children, unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time. Out of the Silent Planet introduces Dr. Ransom and chronicles his abduction by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice via space ship to the planet Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Dr. Ransom escapes upon landing, though, and goes on the run, a stranger in a land that, like Jonathan Swift's Lilliput, is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity
Christianity and aesthetics by Clyde S Kilby( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists through the centuries have been fascinated by the creation story. In the record of our common heritage, they have found the basis of our strivings for freedom and justice. They have seen in it, too, the source of their own originality -- of that creativity we all experience at some moments, in some measure, and which is as necessary to vital Christian living as it is to art. Like these artists, Dr. Clyde S. Kilby turns to the opening pages of Genesis as he considers the origin of the creative spirit in man. He links man's imagination and joy in creation to the Creator Artist who made man in His image -- to the Giver of life and life-creating life. He sees art as man's expression, not only of homage to the Lord of all life, but of his own essential nature, his own endless reaching after life, beauty, truth. In this brief introduction to Christianity and aesthetics, the author reminds us of our identity, past and present, pointing us to universal and eternal values. Through these pages he invests us with new insights and intuitions in this vital area of the relationship between Christianity and art -- that great gift to man which, according to Jacques Maritain, abounds in significance, says more than it is, and delivers "to the mind, at one stroke, the universe in a human countenance." - Preface
The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young hobbit named Frodo Baggins is suddenly given a great responsibility: possession of the Dark Lord's dangerously powerful One Ring, which he must take on a perilous journey to the Cracks of Doom, where it can be destroyed. Includes a pull-out map of the West of Middle-earth
A well of wonder : essays on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings by Clyde S Kilby( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clyde S. Kilby is rare among the best expositors of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their circle of friends in that he became personally acquainted not only with Lewis and Tolkien, but also Lewis's brother Major Warren Lewis, Owen Barfield, Lord David Cecil, and others of the Inklings. He particularly captured the soul of C.S. Lewis in his lectures, articles and books, which guided his vision in creating and curating the prestigious Wade Collection at Wheaton College, Illinois. This delightful book makes available Dr. Kilby's wide-ranging and inspiring take on Lewis, Tolkien and the affinities they shared with their circle, the Inklings, in their enchantment with profound thought vibrant with imaginative wonder which took them beyond "the walls of the world". (Colin Duriez Inklings scholar, author of The Oxford Inklings)
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Letters to an American lady
Alternative Names
Clyde S. Kilby American academic

Kilby, Clyde

Kilby, Clyde Samuel

킬비, 클라이드 S

キルビー, C. S

C.S. Lewis: images of his worldA mind awake; an anthology of C.S. LewisThe Christian world of C.S. LewisC.S. Lewis, mere ChristianChristian mythmakers : C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, John Bunyan, Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, and Hannah Hurnard