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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto) Paperback – 22 Sep 1994

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  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (22 Sept. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521477352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521477352
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,006,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Wise, illuminating, companionable, it may well come to be seen as Lewis' s best book.' The Observer

'… erudite and graceful, filled with anecdote and analogy, illuminating the images of the past.' Los Angeles Times

'… his wonderful gusto, the clarity of his style, the wit of his comments and analogies, the range of his learning and the liveliness of his mind are displayed to the full, warmed by a prevailing good humour.' Helen Gardner, The Listener

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The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, as historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later ages as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organisation of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'.

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