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A Grief Observed

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"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

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Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," 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 of 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 honest 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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