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C.S. Lewis

An Anglo-Irish writer, theologian, Medieval historian, Oxford professor, and co-founder of The Inklings, best known as the creator of the Narnia series.

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A Quick Tip by SheilaDeeth

  • Sep 29, 2010
I didn't even like his books when I was a kid. Very odd. Quite addicted to them now.
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Quick Tip by . September 28, 2010
Lewis is not usually considered "Science Fiction" though his "Space Trilogy" is an outstanding work, esp. the third volume.
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2010
 C.S.Lewis along with his Jewish wife, Joy Gresham, embraced Christianity. Their marriage was performed at Joy's death bed and she died of bone cancer shortly after the ceremony. To read Lewis' magnificent epitaph for Joy, here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Davidman
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Lewis was an imaginative writer who had a wonderful understanding of children's minds and their thought processes. Unfortunately, Lewis' books are deeply influenced by his conservative Christian and British colonial worldview and as such his books seem old-fashioned and at times intolerant of non-European cultures.
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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was an Anglo-Irish novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.

Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, and both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptized in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

In 1956, he married the American writer Joy Gresham, 17 years his junior, who died four years later of cancer at the age of 45.

Lewis died three years after his wife, as the result of renal failure. His death came one week before his 65th birthday. Media coverage of his death was minimal, as he died on 22 November 1963 – the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous ...

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