Till we have faces is by no means c s lewis's most popular work the recent movies based on two of the narnia books have probably given them a secure place as lewis's best known the recent movies based on two of the narnia books have probably given them a secure place as lewis's best known. Lucius apuleius, (born c 124 ce, madauros, numidia [near modern m'daourouch, algeria]—died probably after 170 ce), platonic philosopher, rhetorician, and author remembered for the golden ass, a prose narrative that proved influential long after his death. 12th grade summer reading project 12th grade till we have faces by c s lewis a 1956 novel by c s lewis, it is a retelling of cupid and psyche, based on its telling in a chapter of the golden ass of apuleius. Comparison of cupid and psyche by apuleius and till we have faces by cs lewis reveals the power of myth to define reality superficially and intrinsically, the two works share many similarities, yet these similarities often reveal differences as well.
In till we have faces: a myth retold, lewis wields the imaginative power that themes of self-deception, divine judgement, and ultimate redemption hold over his (predominately christian) audience to convey his truths of spiritual enlightenment. Mckinley and till we have faces: a myth retold by c s lewis apuleius is generally known apuleius is generally known to have created the first literary form of the cupid and psyche story and mckinley's version.
A retelling of cupid and psyche, based on its telling in a chapter of the golden ass of apuleius this story had haunted lewis all his life, because he realized that some of the main characters' actions were illogical. The golden ass: the golden ass, prose narrative of the 2nd century ce by lucius apuleius, who called it metamorphoses in all probability apuleius used material from a lost metamorphoses by lucius of patrae, which is cited by some as the source for an extant greek work on a similar theme, the brief lucius, or the. I recently finished reading till we have faces by cs lewis, the retelling of a classic greek myth taken from the metamorphoses or the golden ass if you are unfamiliar with the story of psyche and cupid, here is a nice walk-through. Till we have faces 15,281 likes till we have faces: a myth retold written a 1956 novel by c s lewis it is a retelling of cupid and psyche, based on. Till we have faces: a myth retold is a 1956 novel by c s lewisit is a retelling of cupid and psyche, based on its telling in a chapter of the golden ass of apuleiusthis story had haunted lewis all his life, because he realized that some of the main characters' actions were illogical.
The unique writing style used by c s lewis to create until we have faces: a myth retold is no exception this book was originally copyrighted in 1956 and is a retelling by lewis with his own interpretations and plot twists of the cupid and psyche myth. Till we have faces: a myth retold written a 1956 novel by c s lewis it is a retelling of cupid and psyche, based on its telling in a chapter of the golden ass of apuleius. Cs lewis' novel 'till we have faces' is a retelling of the tale of cupid and psyche within a story called 'the golden ass' by apuleius however, the character apuleius does not make an appearance in 'till we have faces. C s lewis' till we have faces and john milton's a comparison of the use of place in c s lewis' till we psyche from apuleius' latin novel, the golden ass.
Application of ricœur's ideas on metaphor to till we have faces provides insight into transformation's role on a more limited scale, applying ricœur's ideas on time and narrative shows how lewis's narrative itself plays an. Psyche tale found in lucius apuleius's the golden ass and cs lewis's till we have faces, with particular attention to how lewis created a didactic non-allegorical mythopoeic christian fantasy work from the original possibly allegorical pagan myth. Several versions of the myth have come since then, but none so powerful and unusual as c s lewis' till we have faces lewis takes the main theme of the myth—love both human and divine, perverse and perfect—and delves into the possibilities, left implicit by apuleius, of understanding that love. In 1956, c s lewis published the allegorical novel, till we have faces, retelling the cupid-psyche myth of books four through six from the point of view of orual, psyche's jealous ugly sister the novel revolves upon the threat and hope of meeting the divine face to face.
The myth which till we have faces retells is that of cupid and psyche, told most familiarly and at greatest length by lucius apuleius (born around ad 125) in his compilation of stories the. Till we have faces: a myth retold by lewis, c s and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom.
Till we have faces is classic c s lewis lewis's revision of the myth of cupid and psyche is extremely well written in the engaging style that characterizes his other fiction it's a great story, one that also communicates in a loving and sensitive way the futility and illogic of those views that cast doubt on god's justice or mercy. Iii abstract c s lewis's novel, till we have faces, has been misunderstood by both scholars and readers alike this paper seeks to read the text through the lens of lewis's own literary criticism. Recently i have had the pleasure of reading till we have faces by c s lewis and the golden ass by apuleius both are accounts of the myth of the marriage of cupid and psyche since they are in essence the same story, there are of course many things similar in both stories.