Thursday, March 24, 2011
I am unsure of the dates of publication when comparing Tolkien's "On Fairy Stories" and C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia," but it seems that many of the principles and rules outlined by Tolkien in "OFS" are closely followed by Lewis in his creation of Narnia. If "OFS" did indeed precede Narnia, was this completely coincidental or was Lewis intentionally (or unconsciously) adhering to many of Tolkien's concepts? Thoughts?