A Grief Observed Book Summary and Study Guide

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When C. S. Lewis married Joy Davidman, an American divorcee with children, there was much surprised comment. They had a few short years of happiness in which time Joy was diagnosed with bone cancer, experienced a powerful healing sufficient to walk again, and a few years later relapsed and died. This account is Lewis's catharsis - in writing his grief out he also came to terms with it. The account is pain, harrowing pain, and utterly real. This book is still recommended today by professional organisations for those undergoing training in bereavement counselling.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   British Family, love    -   Yes Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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