C S Lewis
C S Lewis (Clive Staples Lewis) (1898-1963) People think of C S Lewis as a novelist but he was also an English don at Magdalen College, Oxford.
He is most famous for the Narnia books which have sold over 100 million copies.
Both his fiction and nonfiction books have been recommended many times on Five Books.
Books by C S Lewis
Interviews where books by C S Lewis were recommended
Leading architectural historian, chooses books on art and culture in the Elizabethan era. From CS Lewis on literature, to the fantastic embroideries at Hardwick Hall, to baked rabbit and more.
Conservative broadcaster, former Arkansas governor, and possible 2012 contender challenges the concept of the elite and says that faith alone, without action, is meaningless
We’re living through a golden age for fantasy fiction, says the author of The Magicians. Here, he tells us what makes for a good fantasy novel, and who’s staking out the future not just of fantasy but of fiction as a whole.
Visionary storytelling, or fantasy, is part of our cultural DNA. Far from being simply fantastical or facile, we can use the fantasy realm as a testing ground for important ideas, argues Brian Attebery, a leading scholar of the genre. He talks us through five key works that demonstrate fantasy’s many uses, from 1922 through 2010.