Morning after War: C. S. Lewis and WWI
by KJ Gilchrist
A Morning After War fills with unprecedented detail a critical gap in C. S. Lewis biographies. It traces Lewis's wartime service, relationships, and earliest publications. Probing war's traumatic destruction upon Lewis's romantic expectations of tranquil life, this study surpasses literary analyses of Lewis's work to assert a comprehensive definition of war literature. Equally, scholars and students of WWI, war literature, trauma studies, and C. S. Lewis will find this work an invaluable reassessment of central assumptions in their fields. Not least, here finally is the young C. S. Lewis preceding his usual and often idolized personas.