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C.S. Lewis: a guide to resources

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Title:C.S. Lewis: a guide to resources
Author(s):Marcie Beard, (School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Citation:Marcie Beard, (2008) "C.S. Lewis: a guide to resources", Collection Building, Vol. 27 Iss: 4, pp.144 - 148
Keywords:Books, Education, English literature, Resources
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/01604950810913706 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – Many bibliographies of books about C.S. Lewis' works and life have been compiled in the past, but a bibliography of recent literary criticism addressing Lewis and his work is hard to come by. The purpose of this paper is to provide a bibliography of the best works recently published about C.S. Lewis and his writings.

Design/methodology/approach – Many different sources were used to find current popular works about C.S. Lewis and his writings. The author searched several databases, read several book reviews, and looked through the source itself when available in order to compile an annotated list of current works, which are viewed to be important additions to the literature about C.S. Lewis and his works.

Practical implications – The resulting bibliography is not a complete list of everything written about C.S. Lewis in the past few years. Instead, the intent is to compile a research guide of the sources considered to be the most useful contributions to the works about C.S. Lewis that already exist.

Findings – Included in this research guide is a list of quality biographies and literary criticism found in reference sources; a sample of book-length resources focusing on Lewis' life, thought, and writings; short descriptions of periodicals that frequently discuss Lewis' work; and examples of popular databases and web resources dedicated to C.S. Lewis.

Originality/value – In addition to being intended for students, faculty, and those of the general public who are interested in reading about or doing research on C.S. Lewis and his works, this guide is designed for librarians who are trying to develop, maintain, or evaluate a collection on the topic.

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