I recently received my copy of
C. S. Lewis
_Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces_
ed. Lesley Walmsley
London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000
This is the first big collection we've had in some time; it is reprinting
familiar material, arranged in eleven sections (chosen by the editor);
within each section the material is arranged chronologically.
It's mainly the religious essays, but it has two sections of Lewis's more
popular literary essays, including those (some originally reviews) on _The
Hobbit_ (No. 68), _The Lord of the Rings_ (No. 73), Narnia (Nos. 74-75), and
Charles Williams (No. 83). The final section is Lewis's short fiction (Nos.
Walmsley seems to follow Walter Hooper's texts--I checked "Christian
Reunion" (No. 53), and the paragraphing and the opening of each paragraph
are the same. (Yes, I expected the material would be the same; I was just