Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories Paperback – 1 Oct 2002
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From the Back Cover
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"
About the Author
C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, alsocontinues 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, inlcudingThe Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.
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This book helped me understand more about how Lewis came up with his stories, and specifically what he meant when he said that he "saw pictures" and wrote what he saw. He himself doesn't know where the pictures came from, but only that once he started writing about them, Aslan came bounding in and put all the pieces together (p. 42).
I was also intrigued by his view that stories which are typically for "children" might better be enjoyed and appreciated by adults. This is certainly true of his stories.
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