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Un dol observat (1961)

de C. S. Lewis

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Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," "A grief observed" is C. S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man, or at any rate a man like me, out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe and how he can gradually regain his bearings.… (més)
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A Grief Observed was the first book that I was able to read after my beloved cat of 19 years passed away. I knew that it wouldn't be exactly applicable to my situation, but I was looking for a story of grief from a Christian's point of view.

Some sections of the memoir worked very well for me, while others (particularly Chapter 2, when C.S. Lewis has lost his faith) do not. I found Chapter 3, where a great healing is taking place, to be the most helpful as I also learn how to heal. The evolution of Lewis' grief is what I think most people will find useful in this book, as it may give other readers hope that we will come out of the depths eventually.

The honesty of this memoir impresses me. It shows such bravery for this Christian man to display his loss of faith so openly to the reader. If nothing else, A Grief Observed showed me quite clearly that I did not lose my faith during the time of my own grieving. That did give me a significant amount of comfort.

The version that I read has a lovely and honest introduction by Madeline L'Engle. ( )
  dinahmine | Jan 1, 2023 |
Too intellectual to be of any real use or comfort. Might be better to read it when you aren't actively grieving. ( )
  SarahMac314 | Aug 12, 2022 |
CS Lewis is my all-time favorite author. The breadth of his talent and depth of his knowledge are breathtaking. Growing up, I loved the beautiful imagery and suspenseful adventure in his tales of Narnia. But there is a profundity and vulnerability to his writing in his apologetic works that both challenges and thrills me. I have read this little tome before and yet I still find new veins of gold every time I go back through.

This book, owing to its powerful emotions, can be difficult to follow at times. It is absolutely worth the effort, especially for those who may be grieving or trying to support someone through profound grief. It’s only 76 pages but it will change the way you view and (I would venture to guess) experience grief. Highly recommend. ( )
  TrojaHousehold | Apr 14, 2022 |
A gem that I am sure to revisit. I am grateful for Lewis’ capacity to write so vividly of his experience of loss even in the midst of it. It makes the rest of us feel less alone. ( )
  jcoleman3307 | Oct 7, 2021 |
My mind is blown. From the sucker punch that is that first paragraph to the exit as we begin to see light in the tunnel.

Of course.

I loved this book and was absolutely enthralled by it. I read it for a college class on escaping romance addiction and finding real love (aka charity) for other people and using that to build relationships versus the flimsy flirty stuff. This book is another MUST READ for anyone who thinks they're in love. Not that you aren't, just that you should double check. Would it cause this sort of pain should it depart from your life?

Review #2: Still love it, but live in fear of traversing this same path. Thank heavens for what I know.

Review #3
Recommended this book to a friend and picked it up again. It doesn't seem so terrible now. Just the natural part of grief and doubt that must be traversed in a certain period. Still love it.

Review #4
Good food for thought. Always keep coming back to it--a masterpiece. Somewhat therapeutic in #covid19 days. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
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Lewis, C. S.autor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Cosham, RalphNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gresham, Douglas H.Introduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
L'Engle, MadeleinePròlegautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. It needs not a map but a history and if I don't stop writing that history at some quite arbitrary point, there's no reason why I should ever stop. There is something new to be chronicled every day.
It’s not true that I’m always thinking of it… but the times when I’m not are perhaps my worst. For them, though I have forgotten the reason, there is a spread over everything, a vague sense of wrongness, of something amiss… What’s wrong with the world to make it so flat, shabby, worn-out looking: then I remember.
Up till this I always had too little time. Now there is nothing but time. Almost pure time. Empty successiveness.
What do people mean when they say, `I am not afraid of God because I know He is good?'  Have they never even been to a dentist?
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Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," "A grief observed" is C. S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man, or at any rate a man like me, out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

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