marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

On Stories

On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature by C.S. Lewis

A collection of essays.  All on literature in some way.

There's reviews, and discussions of individual authors.  (He doesn't review Orwell, for instance; he writes an essay comparing <I>Animal Farm</I> and <I>1984</I> and wonders why the latter is the more popular.)  Others are analysis of types of literature, such as the nature of story, or science fiction.  Some are about writing, such as for children.  One's about words; astute readers will note the germs of Studies in Words.  Another is about the teaching of literature.

An interesting look around.
Tags: lit crit, non-fiction: essays

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