The Personal Heresy:

A Controversy

LEWIS, C.S. / TILLYARD, E.M.W.

LEWIS, C.S. The Personal Heresy: A Controversy

OUP, 1939.

First edition. Green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original green dustwrapper, printed in dark green. A near fine copy, foxing to the page edges, in a near fine dustwrapper, price clipped with a couple of short closed tears, but unusually bright and crisp.

A series of six essays debating poetry and the importance of understanding the poet's state of mind in order to appreciate his work. Tillyard writes, "All poetry is about the poet's state of mind." To understand Paradise Lost correctly, he stated, one must read it as an "expression of Milton's personality." Whilst Lewis maintains that knowledge of the poet's personal life is unnecessary to the interpretation of his poetry. "The thing presented to us in any poem is not and never can be the personality of the poet. It is the liquid movement of silk, or age or history."

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