On Stories

On Stories : And Other Essays on Literature

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A repackaged edition of the revered author's collection of essays on writing fiction.

C. S. Lewis--the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics--was a professor of literature at Oxford University, where he was known for his insightful and often witty presentations on the nature of stories. This collection assembles nine essays that encapsulate his ideas about fiction, including On Stories, The Death of Words, and On Three Ways of Writing for Children, as well as eleven pieces that were unpublished during his lifetime.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 20mm | 204g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0062643606
  • 9780062643605
  • 33,515

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While C. S. Lewis was a professor of literature at Oxford University, he was renowned for his insightful and often witty presentations on the nature of stories.

This collection assembles nine essays that encapsulate his ideas about fiction, including "On Stories," "The Death of Words," and "On Three Ways of Writing for Children," as well as eleven pieces that were unpublished during his lifetime.

A must-read for fans of Lewis's creative works.
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"Though shorter than Haruki Murakami's South of the Border, West of the Sun, it is a more expansive work, delving into frightening territory....Smoothly translated by James Westerhoven, Okuizumi's prose is full of glassy surfaces that tilt to reach vertigo-inducing depths.-Los Angeles Times

"This eloquent, sorrowful, marvelously translated novel is a meditation on the ravages of war, the persistence of violence on the human soul and incredible bravery."-The Washington Post
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