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A Composite Personality

With the seven books of the Chronicles, Lewis’s ambition to use literature to produce profound spiritual experience expanded into a complex moral universe which we see evolve from its creation to its apocalypse. Throughout this evolution, though, we should attempt not to lose sight of the underlying intention to move readers out of an Ironic frame and into an Epic one.

In 1952, C. S. Lewis spoke at the Library Association about writing for children and this was eventually adapted into an essay and published in Lewis’s Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories titled ‘On Three Ways of Writing for Children’.

Lewis outlines three ways, and describes them best in his own words: