12 October 2023, The Tablet

The ultimate question – C.S. Lewis’s crisis

by Hilary Mantel

The ultimate question – C.S. Lewis’s crisis

C.S. Lewis.
photo: Alamy/Everett Collection

Grief is a universal human experience but it remains mysterious and confusing as well as devastating and terrifying. In one of her finest short essays, the creator of the Wolf Hall trilogy reflects on the anger, bewilderment and shame of a celebrated Christian apologist’s response to the death of his wife.
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