Item #500082 A GRIEF OBSERVED. N. W. Clerk, C. S. Lewis.
A GRIEF OBSERVED
A GRIEF OBSERVED
A GRIEF OBSERVED
A GRIEF OBSERVED
A GRIEF OBSERVED
A GRIEF OBSERVED
A GRIEF OBSERVED

A GRIEF OBSERVED

Faber & Faber, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. [6], 60 pp. First Edition, First printing. Heather Grey cloth, gilt spine lettering. Endpapers toned beyond the DJ flap, exceedingly clean and sharp otherwise. DJ spine and rear extremities a bit toned, a few trivial scuffs to spine, very crisp and clean otherwise with price of 8s 6d intact. An excellent copy of Lewis's 'Map of Sorrow.' [Brown, 73] Following the death of Joy Davidman, his wife of three years, C. S. Lewis holed up at his Oxford home, 'The Kilns' and sought 'to make a map of sorrow' on four small notebooks laying around the house. The result was 'a raw, choppy assemblage of about 120 jottings, ranging from a line to a page or more, largely stripped of literary effects, tracking the contours of his grief over the first few weeks of bereavement.' First published with 1961 by T. S. Eliot at Faber, the privacy afforded by a pseudonym was broadly effective for years following, largely because these raw, staccato laments were such a stark departure from anything Lewis had written. FINE / NEAR FINE. Item #500082

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