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Fascinating piece about a man whose writing influenced my childhood and adolescence by launching me into a world of imagination. I was too young to interpret the Christian analogies, but reveled in C.S. Lewis's gripping stories. Revisiting the books today with my children, I can no longer re-create the magic--or get past the mid-century British perspectives. We did enjoy a wonderful book that was written by a modern writer that updated some of the themes Lewis essayed: Where Angels Fear to Tread, by Yolanda Pascal. The children loved the story, and I was intrigued by the allegory.