056 – Sometimes Short Titles Aren’t Best
July 19, 2012
Most of C.S. Lewis’s shorter writings have an equally short title. Do you know the one that is definitely an exception to this rule?
Over his career, Lewis wrote a wide ranges of essays or gave talks that became available in print. A large number of them had only two or three words for the title. But, then there’s the essay first published in The New York Times Book Review called “Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to be Said.”
This title gives away one of the main points of the essay, but even though it is a short article by Jack, he provides a good deal more information. This includes the background for one of his most famous stories, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe where he notes he did NOT try to think up a way to teach Christianity to kids when he began it.
Learn more by listening to the Essay Chat on “Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to be Said.”