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  1. says:

    Ironically though Lewis considered this to be his best work it is not very well known Even among those who label themselves as Lewis fans the work is not often read Few people even know that it exists Among the few I would guess that there are a significant number feigning ignorance so as not to delve into the pages Perhaps it is because the book is so often seen as a philosophicaltheological work something scholarly and dense and difficult to read The somewhat colorless covers that the tale is often subjected to do not help matters However the majority of those who actually give this book a chance are than pleased by the outcomeFirst of all let me remind readers that Lewis wanted his stories to be first and foremost stories Whatever you may think of his personal beliefs should not affect the reading of the tale as it was written to BE a tale Lewis did not set about to write a story based off of a principle Rather he set out to write a story and the principles of the author cannot be separated from the work as the work is a part of the author’s mind That is why ideas are dubbed “brain children”Lewis’s story itself is a masterpiece of imagination scholarly knowledge plot and great insight into the human character It is the tale of Psyche and Cupid However rather than star the beautiful heroine of the myth the main character is Psyche’s older sister Orual a strong woman cursed with a hideous face The story covers her love of Psyche as well as her overall desire for love and her anger with the gods This tale is set in a world of myth so well realized that it never once feels artificial Many myth inspired works feel unreal as if the myth was painted on and the author only knew a little of his own world Such is not the case in Till We Have Faces It is believable from start to finish This is strengthened by the tangibility of the characters themselves No one is painted black or white All are real human beings with feelings hopes and reasons for their actions Some criticism has been placed on this book concerning its depth True this is not light reading This is not Eragon after all The story does have philosophical elements as well as theological ones The tale is one of contrasts –between classical and cultic paganism; between beauty and ugliness; between trust and jealousy Also the emotional current of the story is certainly passionate and the tone is dark However I do not see why any of these traits should prevent a reading I read this book for the first time when I was twelve The language may not be incredibly easy but neither is it too dense nor too difficult to understand


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    List of beauties The epigraph “Love is too young to know what conscience is” The first line of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 151; Lewis makes the uotation speak of Orual’s sub moral love Psyche’s super moral love and the god’s supra mortal love Dedication “To Joy Davidman” TWHF was published in 1956 when Lewis was married to Joy He says somewhere that she was so involved in his mental processes during the creation of this book “as to be almost a co author” The first sentence “I am old now and have not much to fear from the anger of gods” It sets the tone for the entire first section of the novel; it paints a vague historical and geographical context by the mere word “gods”; it encapsulates the character’s past and present age and attitude faith and heresy The psychological honesty about the human sense of injustice by the gods Who has not been tempted to say to God “It’s not fair”? The fairy tale feeling The Stepmother a nurse a tutor a dark god in a darker house an agricultural society infused with emotional realism peopled by complex timeless modern characters The Fox Wise stoic affectionate stolid tender clever witty loveable loving a seeker of knowledge a story teller a muddled mixture of the practical and the fantastical The intuitive experiential understanding of the truth that The Law Kills The smell of “the horror of holiness” hanging around the Priest of Ungit human sacrifice temple prostitution ritual superstition the essence of a pre Christian religion Psyche herself True beauty As a newborn “she made bright all the corner of the room in which she lay Always laughing making all others laugh merry truthful obedient virtuous spirited compassionate selfless In her was the Form of the Beautiful “what every woman ought to have been and meant to be” The Fox calls her Helen one of Lewis’s great symbols and Joy Davidman’s other name The subtlety of the horrors that shattered Orual’s youthful happiness No obvious catastrophes; then finally the worst blow paganism can give sacrifice the most pure the most beautiful to The Brute The unanswerable nature of pre Christian language that apes our own diction so closely yet with such twistings In holy language loving and devouring are the same; the Bride is the Brute’s Supper; in a mystery Ungit and her son are one Parodies of the Trinity of the Eucharist of a believer’s death and resurrection in baptism The psychological perfection of the scene in Psyche’s prison room on the night before the sacrifice Orual accuses Psyche of a heart of iron—because it is strong and unbendable in torment Orual has lost her and grudges her this joy This Joy “When I was happiest I longed most” says Istra for death For whatever was beyond the Grey Mountain It was so intense “it almost hurt me” “The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing—to reach the Mountain—“ or the island or the blue flower or the Great Beyond “The longing for home” Then the perfection of the moment when each realizes the other’s ignorance of an entire world When Psyche realizes Orual cannot see her palace; when Orual realizes Psyche sees it right there in the fields and forest And then the rain the terrible rain that falls on Psyche and she feels it not and Orual tries to cover and comfort her and cannot They are divided by the gods The gods The West Wind a young rough god The god who comes to Psyche in the night who looks upon Orual with “passionless and measureless rejection”And the ending is the most Sublime piece of writing I have encountered “I know now Lord why you utter no answer You are yourself the answer Before your face uestions die away What other answer would suffice?” That is a perfect summary of Christian theology; all you need to know to be saved yet couched in mythology


  3. says:

    One of the lesser known of Lewis' fiction works this is a masterful retelling of the mythological story of Cupid and Psyche that paints a vivid picture of how selfish humanly love is and to what extent we will go to protect it The narrative serves to humble the reader as the heroine of the novel transforms from the pitiable victim to the chief antagonist and at the same time we realize that we are her always pondering on the wrongs done to us and the shortcomings we experience It's an excellent novel that speaks to how we as humans tend to see our own plight in life as the most dire and perceive others as being part of our plight or calloused to our plight Yet in the end we are most likely the villains in a myriad of others' stories as much as the tragic hero of our own A great reminder that whatever my circumstances I am in thousands of stories other than my own and only I can choose the color of my character


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    2020 Update Just undone I read this for the first time when I was 18 I think In many ways in the last 40 years I have lived it Tonight I miss my Psyche Emily I have read this book over and over again Perhaps it is the book I have reread than any other I used to read it because I didn't get it and felt I should Now I love it Listening this time to Nadia May I really did become Orual so full of self deception or perhaps I shouldsay that I recognized myself in her clearly Ouch This is the plumb line for 5 star booksLewis is still my favorite author and probably my favorite person in general my best friend How can it be that I've never sat down and had tea with him? It seems like I must haveI saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly nor let us answer Till that word can be dug out of us why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” I am thankful that when we see Him Jesus face to face we will be like Him


  5. says:

    This seems to be the right time of year to pick out a ton of books all focused on retelling old Greek mythsPerennial favorite C S Lewis went out of his way to retell the story of Psyche and Cupid from the PoV of Orual the ugly sister and it's a very well told tale He admits he uses the original as a template and goes on to make a much psychological and grounded tale than the original and he pulls it off delightfully full of Orual's obsessive angst her striving to be better her complaints against the gods and eventually the god's repliesMore than the original I think this retelling captures the darker and intricate differences and pulls off an entirely different level of storytelling There's the surface story the tale told by the Fox about the actual Greek legend and the under story which is a purely psychological exploration of all the secrets that the original legend tells usIt's very Psyche logical Out of all of Lewis' works I think I like this the best


  6. says:

    Stupendous World class Top drawerFinished an audio version of it in August of 2016 I have read this a total of three times Once when I was young and I didn't like it The second time was in 2003 and I thought it was great This time and greater still


  7. says:

    Psychologists have long known that every person has two great longings and inward needs The first is to be loved and the second is to love But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives many give up any hope of ever finding loveFor me the above statements summarize the message that C S Lewis wanted to impart in his most mature and his favorite among all of his works novel Till We Have Faces Ugly Orual loves her beautiful youngest sister Psyche that she acts as her mother and a protector Famine comes into their kingdom and the priest says that to appease the goddess Ungit Aphrodite Psyche should be sacrificed to the goddess’ son Brute Cupid However the son falls in love with Psyche Orual goes to the mountain to bury Psyche’s bone but she finds that Psyche is alive and Psyche shows Orual her invisible to Orual’s eyes house Orual believes that Psyche has married a serpent so she asks Psyche to see the face of the Brute while he is sleeping This despises the Brute so he sends Psyche to exile Missing her sister Orual transforms into a warrior and becomes of a man than a woman and she eventually becomes the ueen of Glome their kingdom This is a story of contrasts beauty and ugly loyalty and deception loving and hating This is a story of transformation realization and redemption On the surface this is a story of jealousy among two siblings However when the ugly Orual is about to expire in the end she realizes that the true reason behind her deception and that she indeed still loves her sister – the beautiful Psyche Orual did not feel that she was loved by her father because of her ugliness but she was able to love Psyche from the time she was born Orual acted as Psyche's protector because she loved her sister until Psyche was sent to the mountain to appease Aphrodite’s wrath Orual transformed to become a warrior and eventually a ueen whose face was covered to hide her true feelings She gave up on love Some say that unlike the other popular works of C S Lewis this book does not have any Christian theme but for me the veil covering Orual’s face signifies sin jealousy pride and deception The Bible says that until we first recognize ourselves as sinners we will not be able to accept Jesus as our personal savior The realization that Orual experienced in the end was not too late for her to know that she did what she did because of her love for Psyche Before she died she got love back My friend is right The better part of this book is at the last few pages The dream like seuence of Orual being with the dead is like standing before God at the day of one’s death It is full of philosophical thoughts and beautiful Christian metaphors that have been the trademarks of C S Lewis's works I had earlier read 4 of his other books first three books of Narnia and A Grief Observed and for me this is the best I am not a big fan of fantasy books and for most of the middle parts this book bored me However when I came to the last part my mind was just blown away and it left me teary eyed this morning One of the best books I have read this year It gave me a strong feeling that this might really be the best work of C S Lewis Tina thanks for recommending this book to me Your taste on books is really impeccableAtty Moniue thanks for lending me this book You who have the most generous heart


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    ”You are indeed teaching me about kinds of love I did not know It is like looking into a deep pit I am not sure whether I like your kind better than hatred Oh Orual—to take my love for you because you know it goes down to my very roots an cannot be diminished by any other newer love and then to make of it a tool a weapon a thing of policy and mastery an instrument of torture—I begin to think I never knew you Whatever comes after something that was between us dies here” Apuleius’s Cupid and Psyche retold by Psyche’ ugly half sister Orual Aphrodite appears as a shapeless foul smelling black stone The people of the Kingdom worship her as the powerful goddess Ungit Technically the blood libations are what smells not the rock Cupid is known locally as the Brute son of Ungit I think you can read this blissfully unaware of the Christian context I only heard a sustained note from a pipe organ once From that angle it’s a terrific story about a warrior ueen and her long ago kingdom Both of her loyal and trusted advisors are great I will probably remember best I expected to like it a lot than I did but I’ve read it twice now and don’t feel especially enthusiastic On the bright side I buddy read it with Newly Wardell who loved it


  9. says:

    A must read for any Lewis fan He began the book as an unbeliever a case against God and finished it some 30 years later fully converted Almost autobiographical you get a real sense of his own spiritual awakening It is claimed to be his personal favorite The name comes from the scripture Now we see through a glass darkly but then face to faceshall I know even as also I am known Better than anything I've read it describes the process of developing faith and finding and becoming like God Amazing The actual Cupid Psyche myth is summarized in the back of the book Read it first for context


  10. says:

    Although I count C S Lewis as a favorite author and had nominally had this re telling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche based on the version recounted by the 2nd century AD Latin author Apuleius in his Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass; Lewis summarizes that version here in an author's note at the end on my to read list for some time I'd probably never have read it if it hadn't been a common read in my Fans of British Writers group here on Goodreads Greek mythology isn't a big interest of mine; I wasn't familiar with the legend or with Apuleius' work and expected something sort of like a bowdlerized kid's version of the Odyssey that I read as a child I'd have missed out on a great read that was nothing like that expectationLewis re invents the story through the eyes of Psyche's older sister Orual who's our protagonist and narrator a shift of perspective that's crucial to the story as he tells it He also changes a central detail in the interests of greater psychological realism and this changes the whole coloration of the tale I've classified it as fantasy because some crucial scenes take place in dream or vision seuences in the realm of the divine outside this world as we know it; but the great bulk of this story reads like realistic historical fiction written with great psychological and spiritual perception The sisters are princesses in the barbarian the ancient Greeks' word for anybody who isn't Greek kingdom of Glome But while Glome and its neighboring lands are fictional they fit into a well realized milieu of the areas around the Black or Caspian Seas in the 4th century BC and Orual refers in places to the Greeklands and their real world writings and events including the death of Socrates in 399 BC which helps to date the events Glome has a culture and religion that's generic Iron Age southwest AsianEastern Mediterranean Ungit Aphrodite Diana etc are all variations of the cult of the Great Mother and the characterizations are life like and vividAgainst this realistic background Lewis unfolds a mostly very realistic story of a dysfunctional royal family a conflict between traditional paganism and the rising rationalism of some of the Greek philosophers represented in Glome by major character Lysias nicknamed Fox the enslaved Greek intellectual who becomes the princesses' tutor and occasional eruptions into mundane life of a mostly unseen spiritual realm He explores several serious themes here the necessity for true self knowledge of our real feelings and motivations symbolized by the high uality mirror in the royal palace there's a lot of significant symbolism used in this novel to enrich the telling; the difference between healthy love that wants the best for another and possessive desire to own and dominate its object for self gratification masuerading to both parties as love a concept Lewis would explore four years later in The Four Loves; the conflict between Reason and intuitionimagination; and the fundamental conflict between faith and unbelief Lewis also does an excellent job of making Orual Fox and other characters nuanced with both faults and good points Till We have Faces is set in pre Christian times and the religious thought of its characters is pre Christian But Lewis would say that God was always there even before Christ was born governing the universe and seeking a relationship with human beings and the same central spiritual truths that are true now were true then too Humans then especially apart from Jewish influence without the special revelation we have today in the Bible and especially in the New Testament didn't understand those truths as clearly as those who have the full light of Christian revelation; but like some of the ancient and medievalearly modern Christian thinkers Lewis understood the pre Christian pagan religions as pre figurations of Divine truth imperfect and partial articulations of spiritual realities that serve as shadowy reflections of and pointers towards the real thing as Plato might have said and Lewis was a Neo Platonist in philosophy earthly images of the heavenly Ideal An online article by Michael Ward the author of Planet Narnia The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of CS Lewis here helpfully expands on this idea That's a concept essential to fully understanding Lewis' purpose and message hereI've included this book on my action heroines shelf a surprise to me because I didn't expect such as element here Indeed it's not an action heroine read to the extent that say a Modesty Blaise novel would be We only have one real directly described action scene and a passing reference to another But the motif is there Orual trains in sword fighting with the captain of the palace guard long story proves to be naturally talented for it and subseuently puts her training to good use In that respect and others I'd say that while one of my few overall criticisms of Lewis is that his thought isn't uite as feminist as I'd like this is probably one of his most feminist worksAll in all I'd say this mature work might well be Lewis' masterpiece and I'm really glad to have read it Thanks for nominating it for the group read Oksana


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Tered and ugly older sister who posessively and harmfully loves Psyche Much to Orual's frustration Psyche is loved by Cupid the god of love himself setting the troubled Orual on a path of moral developmentSet against the backd 2020 Update Just undone I read this for the first time when I was 18 I think In many ways in the last 40 years I have lived it Tonight I miss my Psyche Emily I have read this book over and over again Perhaps it is the book I have reread than any other I used to read it because I didn't get it and felt I should Now I love it Listening this time to Nadia May I really did become Orual so full of self deception or perhaps I shouldsay that I recognized myself in her clearly Ouch This is the plumb line for 5 star booksLewis is still my favorite author and probably my favorite person in general my best friend How can it be that I've never sat down and had tea with him? It seems like I must haveI saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly nor let us answer Till that word can be dug out of us why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” I am thankful that when we see Him Jesus face to face we will be like Him Collected Stories to Orual's frustration Psyche is loved by Cupid Cleopatras Daughter the god of love himself setting Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! the Settlers troubled Orual on a path of moral developmentSet against Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the backd 2020 Update Just undone I read The Sphinx this for Tidelands (Fairmile the first Pretty Lucy Merwyn time when I was 18 I Strings think In many ways in Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the last 40 years I have lived it Tonight I miss my Psyche Emily I have read Catch and Release this book over and over again Perhaps it is Devils Paw (Imp, the book I have reread Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, than any other I used All Tied Up to read it because I didn't get it and felt I should Now I love it Listening The Film Snob*s Dictionary this In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie time Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to Nadia May I really did become Orual so full of self deception or perhaps I shouldsay 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains that I recognized myself in her clearly Ouch This is Survive by the Team the plumb line for 5 star booksLewis is still my favorite author and probably my favorite person in general my best friend How can it be Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that I've never sat down and had Washington! (Wagons West, tea with him? It seems like I must haveI saw well why Tennessee! (Wagons West, the gods do not speak Celebration! (Wagons West, to us openly nor let us answer Till Texas! (Wagons West, that word can be dug out of us why should I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery they hear Revenge ni Miss Piggy the babble Breakfast Book that we The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade think we mean? How can Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, they meet us face A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery to face Card Concepts till we have faces?” I am Schadenfreude thankful Emotional Victory that when we see Him Jesus face Still Life with Woodpecker to face we will be like Him

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Rop of Glome a barbaric pre Christian world the struggles between sacred and profane love are illuminated as Orual learns that we cannot understand the intent of the gods till we have faces and sincerity in our souls and selve Psychologists have long known that every person has two great longings and inward needs The first is to be loved and the second is to love But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives many give up any hope of ever finding loveFor me the above statements summarize the message that C S Lewis wanted to impart in his most mature and his favorite among all of his works novel Till We Have Faces Ugly Orual loves her beautiful youngest sister Psyche that she acts as her mother and a protector Famine comes into their kingdom and the priest says that to appease the goddess Ungit Aphrodite Psyche should be sacrificed to the goddess’ son Brute Cupid However the son falls in love with Psyche Orual goes to the mountain to bury Psyche’s bone but she finds that Psyche is alive and Psyche shows Orual her invisible to Orual’s eyes house Orual believes that Psyche has married a serpent so she asks Psyche to see the face of the Brute while he is sleeping This despises the Brute so he sends Psyche to exile Missing her sister Orual transforms into a warrior and becomes of a man than a woman and she eventually becomes the ueen of Glome their kingdom This is a story of contrasts beauty and ugly loyalty and deception loving and hating This is a story of transformation realization and redemption On the surface this is a story of jealousy among two siblings However when the ugly Orual is about to expire in the end she realizes that the true reason behind her deception and that she indeed still loves her sister – the beautiful Psyche Orual did not feel that she was loved by her father because of her ugliness but she was able to love Psyche from the time she was born Orual acted as Psyche's protector because she loved her sister until Psyche was sent to the mountain to appease Aphrodite’s wrath Orual transformed to become a warrior and eventually a ueen whose face was covered to hide her true feelings She gave up on love Some say that unlike the other popular works of C S Lewis this book does not have any Christian theme but for me the veil covering Orual’s face signifies sin jealousy pride and deception The Bible says that until we first recognize ourselves as sinners we will not be able to accept Jesus as our personal savior The realization that Orual experienced in the end was not too late for her to know that she did what she did because of her love for Psyche Before she died she got love back My friend is right The better part of this book is at the last few pages The dream like seuence of Orual being with the dead is like standing before God at the day of one’s death It is full of philosophical thoughts and beautiful Christian metaphors that have been the trademarks of C S Lewis's works I had earlier read 4 of his other books first three books of Narnia and A Grief Observed and for me this is the best I am not a big fan of fantasy books and for most of the middle parts this book bored me However when I came to the last part my mind was just blown away and it left me teary eyed this morning One of the best books I have read this year It gave me a strong feeling that this might really be the best work of C S Lewis Tina thanks for recommending this book to me Your taste on books is really impeccableAtty Moniue thanks for lending me this book You who have the most generous heart Wilfred Owen the struggles between sacred and profane love are illuminated as Orual learns Indurain: La historia definitiva del mejor corredor del Tour de Francia (Córner) that we cannot understand The Inbetweeners Scriptbook the intent of Out of Breath (Breathing, the gods A Profound Secret till we have faces and sincerity in our souls and selve Psychologists have long known Moby-Dick that every person has The Double Silence two great longings and inward needs The first is Enemies of Promise to be loved and Walking Nature Home the second is Behind Bars to love But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives many give up any hope of ever finding loveFor me Walking For Fitness the above statements summarize Naked. 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In this timeless tale of two mortal princesses one beautiful and one unattractive CS Lewis reworks the classical myth of Cupid and Psyche into an enduring piece of contemporary fiction This is the story of Orual Psyche's embit One of the lesser known of Lewis' fiction works this is a masterful retelling of the mythological story of Cupid and Psyche that paints a vivid picture of how selfish humanly love is and to what extent we will go to protect it The narrative serves to humble the reader as the heroine of the novel transforms from the pitiable victim to the chief antagonist and at the same time we realize that we are her always pondering on the wrongs done to us and the shortcomings we experience It's an excellent novel that speaks to how we as humans tend to see our own plight in life as the most dire and perceive others as being part of our plight or calloused to our plight Yet in the end we are most likely the villains in a myriad of others' stories as much as the tragic hero of our own A great reminder that whatever my circumstances I am in thousands of stories other than my own and only I can choose the color of my character