Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Literary Collections - 168 pages
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"The less known the real world is, the more plausibly your marvels can be located near at hand."

As the creator of one of the most famous "other worlds" of all time, C.S. Lewis was uniquely qualified to discuss their literary merit. As both a writer and a critic, Lewis explores the importance of story and wonder, elements often ignored or even frowned upon by critics of the day. His discussions of his favorite kinds of stories--children's stories and fantasies--includes his thoughts on his most famous works, The Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy.

"A must for any collection of C. S. Lewis." --Choice

 

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OF OTHER WORLDS: Essays And Stories

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The late Professor Lewis' fame began flickering over the wartime roofs of Oxford and Cambridge with the publication of The Screwtape Letters, a witty defense of Christianity in a "satanic" age ... Read full review

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I love virtually every entry in this book, especially the literary essays on stories in general, fairy stories, 3 ways of writing for children and juvenile tastes in stories. Much of this is a great ... Read full review

Contents

ON STORIES
3
ON THREE WAYS OF WRITING FOR CHILDREN
22
SOMETIMES FAIRY STORIES MAY SAY BEST WHATS TO
35
IT ALL BEGAN WITH A PICTURE
42
ON SCIENCE FICTION
59
A REPLY TO PROFESSOR HALDANE
74
UNREAL ESTATES
86
THE SHODDY LANDS
99
MINISTERING ANGELS
107
FORMS OF THINGS UNKNOWN
119
AFTER TEN YEARS
127
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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters , The Four Loves , Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy .

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