On Stories, and Other Essays on Literature

On Stories, and Other Essays on Literature

Book - 1982
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On Stories is a companion volume to Lewis's collected shorter fiction, The Dark Tower and Other Stories and presents the literary face of C. S. Lewis's many aspects. The theme of this collection is the excellence of Story, especially the kind of story dear to C. S. Lewis -- fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction. Gathered here are nine essays, including "On Stories" and "On Three Ways of Writing for Children," and eleven pieces not previously collected, among them reviews of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Rider Haggard, and George Orwell; a panegyric to Dorothy Sayers; and an essay, "The Death of Words," which shows how common usage can distort and deprive language. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1982.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151699643
Branch Call Number: 809 Lewi 1
Characteristics: xxi, 153 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hooper, Walter


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