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making use of a postmodernist literary strategy, this booklet identifies C. S. Lewis either as an antimodernist and as a Christian postmodernist who tells the tale of the gospel to 20th- and twenty-first-century readers. Lewis is popularly referred to as an capable Christian apologetic author, gifted in explaining Christian ideals in easy, logical phrases. yet his fictional works function expressions that erect ambiguous borders among nonfiction and fiction, an technique resembling these general in postmodernist literature. while postmodernist literature is filled with many small micronarratives that deconstruct the nice tale, Lewis's fictional global is the opposite of this: in his international, a number of and small tales are selected, yet additionally they eventually exhibit the tale that transcends human knowing. Lewis's strategy displays either his competition to modernist philosophy, which embraces solidified interpretation, and his feedback of modernized Christianity. Lewis's fictional works concentrate on the background of interpretation and, deconstructing interpretations of the former age, search a brand new version for interpretation. either C. S. Lewis and postmodern writers strength us to choose from replacement interpretations.

"Christian Postmodernism, as Kyoko Yuasa cash the connection among C. S. Lewis's tales and faith, is an concept that students have recognized via instinct yet weren't in a position to convey in one of these basic and applicable method. This new literary time period is convincingly verified during this booklet and will even be inspirational for lots of to discover the style that performs with Christianity and literature of the postmodern age."
--Eijun Senaha, Professor of English, Hokkaido college, Japan

"Kyoko Yuasa bargains a clean standpoint for the twenty-first century at the works of C. S. Lewis. Her examine of Lewis the anti-modernist levels around the breadth of his writings and is either passionate and scholarly. i discovered her thorough explication of That Hideous energy, The Voyage of the sunrise Treader, and Till now we have Faces illuminating as she unearths their intensity and richness by means of probing their roots in pre-Enlightenment literature."
--Joy Alexander, tuition of schooling, Queen's collage, Belfast

"Kyoko Yuasa offers a scholarly evaluation of C. S. Lewis's works, displaying how he is going opposed to the grain of modernism and rehabilitates values it has discarded. in response to her vast analyzing, and an in depth research of 3 of his novels, her argument that C. S. Lewis exemplifies a type of Christian postmodernism should be very valuable in hard readers to re-examine Lewis within the context of recent notion and culture."
--John Gillespie, Professor of French Language and Literature (Emeritus), university of contemporary Languages, Arts and arts learn Institute, Ulster University

"Dr. Yuasa argues that Lewis used to be a Christian--not a radical--postmodernist. The adjectives make the entire distinction. you'll emerge from this research with a deeper realizing of modernism, postmodernism, Lewis, and Jesus, the Christ. i'm thrilled that this younger Christian eastern student has either the point of view and the confidence to teach us Lewis in a brand new light."
--Gayne John Anacker, Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the school of Arts and Sciences, California Baptist college; vice chairman for tutorial Affairs, C. S. Lewis Foundation

Kyoko Yuasa is Lecturer of English Literature at Fuji Women's collage and Hokkaido Musashi Women's university. She is the japanese translator of Bruce L. Edwards's A Rhetoric of analyzing: C. S. Lewis's safety of Western Literacy (2007).

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