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On stories, and other essays on literature

Author: C S Lewis; Walter Hooper
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays celebrates the importance of the story in literature, with particular attention to fantasy and science fiction, genres the author helped foster in an age dominated by realistic fiction.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Lewis; Walter Hooper
ISBN: 015169964X 9780151699643 0156687887 9780156687881 0156027682 9780156027687
OCLC Number: 8109886
Description: xxi, 153 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: On stories --
The novels of Charles Williams --
A tribute to E.R. Eddison --
On three ways of writing for children --
Sometimes fairy stories may say best what's to be said --
On juvenile tastes --
It all began with a picture ... --
On science fiction --
A reply to Professor Haldane --
The hobbit --
Tolkien's The lord of the rings --
A panegyric for Dorothy L. Sayers --
The mythopoeic gift of Rider Haggard --
George Orwell --
The death of words --
The Parthenon and the optative --
Period criticism --
Different tastes in literature --
On criticism --
Unreal estates.
Responsibility: C.S. Lewis ; edited by Walter Hooper.
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A collection of essays celebrates the importance of the story in literature, with particular attention to fantasy and science fiction, genres the author helped foster in an age dominated by realistic fiction.

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