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On the gifted writer who married C. S. Lewis
Joy Davidman is best known today as the woman C. S. Lewis married in the last decade of his life. Many readers may not be aware, however, that Davidman was an accomplished writer in her own right, having published award-winning poetry, two novels, a book of theology and many articles and reviews.
In reading Davidman’s poetry, letters, and other personal writings — which explore such matters as her first marriage, her feelings for Lewis, her religious journey, and her battle with cancer — readers discover a gifted, passionate woman who deserves to be remembered for far more than her late-in-life marriage to Lewis.
Recognizing this, veteran Lewis scholar Don W. King, a professor at Montreat College, has now published three books with Eerdmans (including two in 2015) that explore Davidman’s life and work.
The last book - “Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of Joy Davidman” - to be released this month, is the first comprehensive critical study of Davidman's poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. King studies her body of work chronologically.