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Joy The First Full Biography Of Joy Davidman Brings Her Out From C S Lewis S Shadow, Where She Has Long Been Hidden, To Reveal A Powerful Writer And Thinker.Joy Davidman Is Known, If She Is Known At All, As The Wife Of C S Lewis Their Marriage Was Immortalized In The Film Shadowlands And Lewis S Memoir, A Grief Observed Now, Through Extraordinary New Documents As Well As Years Of Research And Interviews, Abigail Santamaria Brings Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis To The Page In The Fullness And Depth She Deserves.A Poet And Radical, Davidman Was A Frequent Contributor To The Communist Vehicle New Masses And An Active Member Of New York Literary Circles In The 1930s And 40s Born Jewish In The Bronx, She Was An Atheist, Then A Practitioner Of Dianetics She Converted To Christianity After Experiencing A Moment Of Transcendent Grace A Mother, A Novelist, A Vibrant And Difficult And Intelligent Woman, She Set Off For England In 1952, Determined To Captivate The Man Whose Work Had Changed Her Life.Davidman Became The Intellectual And Spiritual Partner Lewis Never Expected But Cherished She Helped Him Refine His Autobiography, Surprised By Joy, And To Write His Novel Till We Have Faces Their Relationship Begun When Joy Wrote To Lewis As A Religious Guide Grew From A Dialogue About Faith, Writing, And Poetry Into A Deep Friendship And A Timeless Love Story.

10 thoughts on “Joy

  1. says:

    There are some reviews that are easy to write, that almost writes itself I can finish a book sit down and write without problems Then there are books, like this one that I kind of know what to write, but still, the process from my head to the actually writing it down takes a bit longer time And, I m sorry it s a bit lengthy.I first learned of Joy Davidman when I for quite many years ago watched Shadowlands Before that, I had no idea that C.S Lewis had been married It was a wonderful film, There are some reviews that are easy to write, that almost writes itself I can finish a book sit down and write without problems Then there are books, like this one that I kind of know what to write, but still, the process from my head to the actually writing it down takes a bit longer time And, I m sorry it s a bit lengthy.I first learned of Joy Davidman when I for quite many years ago watched Shadowlands Before that, I had no idea that C.S Lewis had been married It was a wonderful film, but still it s a film, even though there are truths in the story it has been changed to suit the public For instance, Joy had two children, two boys and in the movie, she had one But that they started out as pen pals, that she traveled over to England to see him, that they, in the end, married each other and that she died of cancer is true just as it is in the movie ...

  2. says:

    Don t groan, because I mean it I was surprised by Joy What a tragic and amazing life It is truly a travesty that this story has not been told in this depth and detail before The writing was perfect The narrative was paced just right, the prose was smooth and even beautiful, and the perspective was neither hagiographical nor dismissive of its subject Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis was a remarkable woman whose sins were as prodigious as her gifts And yet the grace of God extends as far as you Don t groan, because I mean it I was surprised by Joy What a tragic and amazing life It is truly a travesty that this story has not been told in this depth and detail before The writing was perfect The narrative was paced just right, the prose was smooth and even beautiful, and the perspective was neither hagiographical nor dismissive of its subject Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis was a remarkable woman whose sins were as prodigious as her gifts And yet the grace of God extends as far as you and me, why not to her As a huge Lewis fan and reader of multiple biogr...

  3. says:

    The rich, well written and extensively researched biography of a most complex woman I was drawn to Joy Davidman s story the same way Ms Santamaria was, and that is through C.S Lewis books, particularly, Mere Christianity and A Grief Observed The former introduced me to an accomplished thinker, the latter to a soul drowning...

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    I ve always been fascinated by Joy Davidman Now I m less so She wasn t much of a writer the poetry samples are underwhelming and she sounds like a manipulative woman who cared nothing for either truth or fairness A terrible daughter, sister, mother, and in her first marriage, at least wife It does appear that her sole contribution was making C.S Lewis happy for a few years near the end of his life I can t say I enjoyed this book, although I did finish it It seems as if the author fell I ve always been fascinated by Joy Davidman Now I m less so She wasn t much of a writer the poetry samples are underwhelming and she sounds like a manipulative woman who cared nothing for either truth or fairness A terrible daughter, sister, mother, and in her first marriage, at least wife It does appear that her sole contribution was making C.S Lewis happy for a few years near the end of his life I can t say ...

  5. says:

    Very interesting book I had read many biographies of C S Lewis and this one certainly expanded the picture I must say Joy Davidman Gresham came across as scheming and pathetic for most of her life, but by the end o...

  6. says:

    Best biography I ve read Thoroughly researched facts balanced with historical context, tells a gripping and beautiful story of redemption without assuming too much But although Joy s spiritual journey culminated in Christianity, her human condition cont...

  7. says:

    Joy Davidman Gresham became the wife of C.S Lewis late in their lives Hers ended early because of cancer Her story has been hinted at in the movie Shadowlands, but this biography is a compelling warts and all look at the real woman The author had access to source materials n...

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    Interview with the author here.

  9. says:

    An interesting and informative portrayal of Joy Davidman, who most famously became C S Lewis wife, although this book helps to highlight that she did a lot else with her life too I found that the book became increasingly engaging as it went on I stumbled upon it and I am glad I read it.

  10. says:

    I typically am not a fan of biographies Despite the interesting lives they seek to portray, most writers indulge in feigned eruditeness and over inflated intellectualism To paraphrase Gertrude Stein A life is a life is a life No need to embellish it just tell the story treat the subject as s he is was a human being like the rest of us with the same failings, foibles, fables, fantasies, and facts But, alas, I have found this honest simplicity has been a rarity in the genre Then, this pas I typically am not a fan of biographies Despite the interesting lives they seek to portray, most writers indulge in feigned eruditeness and over inflated intellectualism To paraphrase Gertrude Stein A life is a life is a life No need to embellish it just tell the story treat the subject as s he is was a human being like the rest of us with the same failings, foibles, fables, fantasies, and facts But, alas...

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