Of This and Other Worlds
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Lewis, famous for his "Chronicles of Narnia" and other fantasy writings, discusses the theme of "story" - particularly in regard to fairy tales and science fiction. Essays include: "On Three Ways of Writing for Children", "On Science Fiction", "The Hobbit", "Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings", and "George Orwell" He also comments on the novels of Charles Williams, Ryder Hagg...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 4th 2000 by Fount (first published 1982)
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„N-ai să găseşti o cană de ceai destul de mare sau o carte destul de lungă cât să-mi fie pe potrivă” (CS Lewis). O carte care începe cu un asemenea citat poartă cu sine promisiunea unei lecturi împlinite. Cartea – o colecţie de eseuri – este un demers recuperator al Poveştii, o reabilitare a ei într-o lume postmodernă lipsită de fascinaţia mirării, secătuită de lucrurile spiritului şi în căutare de semnificaţie. Lumea poveştilor „pare a fi existat cu mult înainte ca noi să dăm peste ea”, cu pers...more
Interesting to see more "unedited" Lewis: wordy and sometimes repeating examples, but his clear thoughts always stand out.

I admire his viewpoint on writing for children by respecting them and writing what the author himself/herself enjoys and has in common with the audience. Also liked the idea that adulthood shouldn't abandon the joys of childhood, only add to them new pleasures (referring mainly but not exclusively to readership).

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Must read for those who read and write fiction, and who love literature. My favorite essay was The Parthenon and the Optative--great food for thought for a future English teacher!
I absolutely ADORE this collection of essays about the lingering power of fantasy and story . . .
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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. 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 th...more
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3) The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)

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