C s lewis biography - clive staples lewis (29 november 1898- 22 november 1963), commonly referred to as cs lewis was an irish author and scholar, born into a lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, for his christian apologetics and for his fiction, especially the children's series entitled the chronicles of. World by entering the world of fiction, according to lewis, the reader can later re- enter the real world with a refreshed perspective on reality emphasis on supernatural reality is one of the most common themes in lewis's work, particularly in his fiction in his essay “on three ways of writing for children,” lewis explains that. Clive staples lewis (29 november 1898 – 22 november 1963) was a british novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and christian apologist he held academic positions at both oxford university (magdalen college, 1925–1954) and cambridge university. C s lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature (essays) on stories / the kappa element in romance (1), (3) on three ways of writing for children (1), (3) sometimes fairy stories may say best what's to. Buy on stories: and other essays on literature by c s lewis, walter hooper ( isbn: 9780156027687) from amazon's book store everyday in on stories, he lays out his theories and philosophy on fiction over the course of nine essays, including on stories, the death of words, and on three ways of writing for children.
The theme of this collection is the excellence of story, especially the kind of story dear to cs lewis--fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction gathered here are nine essays, including on stories and on three ways of writing for children, and eleven pieces not previously. Back in december i shared a quotation from cs lewis on the meaning of stories today i want to share a few more passages, this time focusing on writing for children they are taken from his essay “on three ways of writing for children,” first published in 1952. Excellent collection of essays and whatnot my favorites are “on stories,” “on three ways of writing for children”, “sometimes fairy stories may say best what's to be said,” and of course, lewis' reviews of the hobbit and the lord of the rings the conversation at the end of the book is a must-read lewis speaks as neatly.
In his life, cs lewis received thousands of letters from young fans who were eager for more knowledge of his bestselling narnia books and their author in his essay, “on three ways of writing for children,” he recounts an anecdote that, i think, provides some insight into his ability to speak to children as fluently and. If you're a fan of cs lewis, here's some great news, which i just learned about via tony reinke's blog most people know that changed in the year 2000, when lesley walmsley published c s lewis: essay collection and other short pieces the book spans 71) on three ways of writing for children.
By c s lewis i think there are three ways in which those who write for children may approach their work two good ways and one that is generally a bad way i came to know of second, both conceived writing for children as a special department of essay on fairy tales, which is perhaps the most important contribution. Communication privileges completely it's an unwritten, but fastly abided by, rule most go straight for the “muddies in a slum” or “no mere mortal” quotes they 're great but what follows are some of the best from lewis's book on stories and other essays, particularly his essay “on writing for children. I think, for now, i would like to concentrate on an essay called “on three ways for writing for children” by oxford don, novelist, theologian and broadcaster c s lewis (1898–1963) – included in his very readable on stories: and other essays on literature – that contains invaluable insights on the topic.