Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories

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Harcourt, Sep 30, 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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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I really just read the essay portion. It was interesting. An ok read. I like some of his other essay books better, they feel more introspective, but this one had some thoughtful points on writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Carman - Goodreads

Finding and reading a CS Lewis book I was not aware of is a rare treat. Getting his views on issues ranging from the writing process to the role of science in society to the reason for fairy tales to ... Read full review

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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.

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