The Art of Writing and the Gifts of Writers

The Art of Writing and the Gifts of Writers

This volume of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis is part of a larger collection, C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems, C. S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on ethical issues and the nature of literature and storytelling. Within these pages is a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics. It is read by Ralph Cosham.

This volume includes:

1. "The Hobbit"
2. "Period Criticism"
3. "On Stories"
4. "On Three Ways of Writing for Children"
5. "Prudery and Philology"
6. "Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings"
7. "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said"
8. "It All Began with a Picture…"
9. "Unreal Estates"
10. "On Criticism"
11. "Cross-Examination"
12. "A Tribute to E. R. Eddison"
13. "The Mythopoeic Gift of Rider Haggard"
14. "George Orwell"
15. "A Panegyric for Dorothy L. Sayers"
16. "The Novels of Charles Williams"

Title:The Art of Writing and the Gifts of Writers
Edition Language:English
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  • Darinda

    A nice collection of essays about writing and writers. As with most collections, some of the essays were great and others were just okay. Overall, a good read. ...

  • ?eljko Filipin

    Short essays on various topics, including reviews of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings....

  • M.G. Bianco

    C.S. Lewis is, well, C.S. Lewis. The essays in this little collection are great. Some better than others, but only because they were more relevant to me as I read them. Lewis makes the same great argu...

  • James

    I'm going to go with 4 stars here because half of the essays were 5 stars and half were 3. I loved his talk of children's literature and fantasy. "If it's worth reading at 10, it's worth reading at 50...

  • Patience

    Must read again!...

  • Haoyan Do

    I chose to listen to this book because I like the "The Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis very much. I like to know what he has to say about writing and writers. However I haven't got any useful tips f...

  • Karith Amel

    These essays (with a few minor exceptions) seem mostly collected from one of my all-time favorite collections, Of This and Other Worlds, and include many of Lewis's various defenses of children's lite...

  • Cassia

    A really great little collection! Though it is free on Audible, it cannot be found in paper. Many of the same essays can be found in the new collection called, “The Reading Life” which I am curren...

  • Andy Caffrey

    There's no reason for you to read this very outdated book. I read Lewis's book, "Mere Christianity," in college at the request of a suite mate who was born again. Supposedly, a modern intellectual tak...

  • Marbeth Skwarczynski

    Scholarly essays aren't my usual reading material, but I throughly enjoyed this collection by C.S. Lewis. His love for literature and respect for the writing process shines through. It's a reassuring ...