Lewis selection of genres for different purposes and audiences

Lewis as Open Christian Apologist
  • Fictitious Letters: Screwtape Letters, Letters to Malcolm Chiefly on Prayer
  • Radio Talks: The Case for Christianity, Mere Christianity
  • Polemic, Scholarly Arguments: Miracles, The Problem of Pain
  • Devotional Meditations: Reflections on the Psalms
  • Sermons: The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses
Lewis as Moralist and Cultural Critic
  • Lectures: The Abolition of Man, "The Inner Ring"
  • Short Articles: "On Vivisection," "We Have No Right to Happiness"
Lewis as Scholar
  • Scholarly Books: The Allegory of Love, An Experiment in Criticism
  • Lectures which became books: The Discarded Image, Preface to Paradise Lost
  • Scholarly Articles: "The Personal Heresy"
Lewis as Popular Writer
  • Children's Fantasy Books: The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Science Fiction Fantasy: The Space Trilogy
  • Dream Vision: The Great Divorce
Lewis as Himself Alone with His Inner Thoughts