Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

C.S. Lewis


“I observed good why the gods don't communicate to us overtly, nor allow us to solution . . . Why may still they listen the babble that we predict we suggest? How can they meet us nose to nose until we have now faces?”

Haunted by way of the parable of Cupid and Psyche all through his lifestyles, C.S. Lewis wrote this, his final, remarkable novel, to retell their tale in the course of the gaze of Psyche’s sister, Orual. Disfigured and embittered, Orual loves her more youthful sister to a fault and suffers deeply whilst she is distributed away to Cupid, the God of the Mountain. Psyche is forbidden to seem upon the god’s face, yet is persuaded through her sister to take action; she is banished for her betrayal. Orual is left on my own to develop in strength yet by no means in love, to ask yourself on the silence of the gods. merely on the finish of her lifestyles, in visions of her misplaced liked sister, will she pay attention a solution.

"Till we've got Faces succeeds in offering with inventive directness what its writer has defined in different places as ‘the divine, magical, terrifying and ecstatic truth during which all of us dwell’ . . . [It] deepens for adults that experience of ask yourself and unusual fact which delights kids in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and different legends of Narnia." —New York Times

"The most vital and positive paintings that Lewis has . . . produced." —New York bring in Tribune

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