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Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories
     

Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories

by C. S. Lewis
 

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"Lucid, urbane, modest, and humerous...Lewis writing on the aspect of fiction called Story has to be listened to, since he was himself a superb story-teller."—Anthony Burgess, The Spectator

With characteristic warmth and perspicacity that never fail to engage his audience, C.S. Lewis assumes the roles of both critic and writer in this varied

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"Lucid, urbane, modest, and humerous...Lewis writing on the aspect of fiction called Story has to be listened to, since he was himself a superb story-teller."—Anthony Burgess, The Spectator

With characteristic warmth and perspicacity that never fail to engage his audience, C.S. Lewis assumes the roles of both critic and writer in this varied collection. Here Lewis extols the virtues of Story, an element often neglected by critics, as well as discussing the kinds of stories dear to him—especially those found in children's books and fantasies. And, in a rare moment, the author writes about his own work, particularly The Chronicles of Narnia and his science fiction trilogy.

The essays are followed by three science fiction stories and the first five chapters of a novel based on Greek legend, left incomplete at the time of the author's death.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and numerous books on theology. Among his most celebrated achievements are Out of the Silent Planet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and Surprised by Joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156027670
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 29, 1898
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:
Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:
Headington, England
Education:
Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Website:
http://www.cslewisclassics.com

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