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The Resource C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exile, edited with an introduction by A.T. Reyes ; foreword by Walter Hooper ; preface by D.O. Ross

C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exile, edited with an introduction by A.T. Reyes ; foreword by Walter Hooper ; preface by D.O. Ross

Label
C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exile
Title
C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid
Title remainder
arms and the exile
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by A.T. Reyes ; foreword by Walter Hooper ; preface by D.O. Ross
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) is best remembered as a literary critic, essayist, theologian, and novelist, and his famed tales The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters have been read by millions. Now, A.T. Reyes reveals a different side of this diverse man of letters: translator. Reyes introduces the surviving fragments of Lewis's translation of Virgil's epic poem, which were rescued from a bonfire. They are presented in parallel with the Latin text, and are accompanied by synopses of missing sections, and an informative glossary, making them accessible to the general reader. Writes Lewis in A Preface to Paradise Lost, "Virgil uses something more subtle than mere length of time ... It is this which gives the reader of the Aeneid the sense of having lived through so much. No man who has read it with full perception remains an adolescent." Lewis's admiration for the Aeneid, written in the 1st century BC and unfolding the adventures of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy and became the ancestor of the Romans, is evident in his remarkably lyrical translation. C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid is part detective story, as Reyes recounts the dramatic rescue of the fragments and his efforts to collect and organize them, and part illuminating look at a lesser-known and intriguing aspect of Lewis's work. -- Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Parallel text in English and Latin; editorial matter in English. The Latin text published here is that of G.P. Goold, from the Loeb classical library, "the best critical text available", although Lewis probably translated the 1900 Hirtzel text (see page 30)
LC call number
  • PR6023.E926
  • PA6807.A5
LC item number
  • Z5997 2011
  • L42 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exile, edited with an introduction by A.T. Reyes ; foreword by Walter Hooper ; preface by D.O. Ross
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
C.S. Lewis's Translation of the Aeneid with the Latin text -- Additional References to the Aeneid -- Notes on the Manuscript -- Some Discrepancies between the Latin and English Texts
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780300167177
Lccn
2010049518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)670481369
Label
C.S. Lewis's lost Aeneid : arms and the exile, edited with an introduction by A.T. Reyes ; foreword by Walter Hooper ; preface by D.O. Ross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
C.S. Lewis's Translation of the Aeneid with the Latin text -- Additional References to the Aeneid -- Notes on the Manuscript -- Some Discrepancies between the Latin and English Texts
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780300167177
Lccn
2010049518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)670481369

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