On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 28, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages
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The theme of this collection is the excellence of the Story, especially the kind of story dear to Lewis-fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction. On Stories is a companion volume to Lewis’s collected shorter fiction, The Dark Tower and Other Stories. Edited and with a Preface by Walter Hooper.

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User Review  - Tim VanderMeulen - Goodreads

Here's a piece of the dialogue that inspires my own writing. 'On Stories', 'On Three Ways of Writing for Children', and 'Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said' are timeless essays on ... Read full review

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Very, very good. Good, solid, interesting points--always nicely laced with that quiet, understated humor of his. Wonderful defense of Chesterton. Read full review


On Stories
The Novels of Charles Williams
A Tribute to E R Eddison
On Three Ways of Writing for Children
Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best Whats to Be Said
On Juvenile Tastes
It All Began with a Picture
On Science Fiction
The Mythopoeic Gift of Rider Haggard
George Orwell
The Death of Words
The Parthenon and the Optative
Period Criticism
Different Tastes in Literature
On Criticism
Unreal Estates

A Reply to Professor Haldane
The Hobbit
Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings
A Panegyric for Dorothy L Sayers
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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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