On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

by C. S. Lewis

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ISBN-13: 9780062643605
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 482,028
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

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

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
On Stories3
The Novels of Charles Williams21
A Tribute to E. R. Eddison29
On Three Ways of Writing for Children31
Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said45
On Juvenile Tastes49
It All Began with a Picture ...53
On Science Fiction55
A Reply to Professor Haldane69
The Hobbit81
Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings83
A Panegyric for Dorothy L. Sayers91
The Mythopoeic Gift of Rider Haggard97
George Orwell101
The Death of Words105
The Parthenon and the Optative109
Period Criticism113
Different Tastes in Literature119
On Criticism127
Unreal Estates143

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