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C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, "Jack" to his intimates, was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. His mother died when he was 10 years old and his lawyer father allowed Lewis and his brother Warren extensive freedom. The pair were extremely close and they took full advantage of this freedom, mehr anzeigen learning on their own and frequently enjoying games of make-believe. These early activities led to Lewis's lifelong attraction to fantasy and mythology, often reflected in his writing. He enjoyed writing about, and reading, literature of the past, publishing such works as the award-winning The Allegory of Love (1936), about the period of history known as the Middle Ages. Although at one time Lewis considered himself an atheist, he soon became fascinated with religion. He is probably best known for his books for young adults, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series. This fantasy series, as well as such works as The Screwtape Letters (a collection of letters written by the devil), is typical of the author's interest in mixing religion and mythology, evident in both his fictional works and nonfiction articles. Lewis served with the Somerset Light Infantry in World War I; for nearly 30 years he served as Fellow and tutor of Magdalen College at Oxford University. Later, he became Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. C.S. Lewis married late in life, in 1957, and his wife, writer Joy Davidman, died of cancer in 1960. He remained at Cambridge until his death on November 22, 1963. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen
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(eng) C. S. Lewis first published A Grief Observed under the alias "N. W. Clerk". Don't separate that name, unless there will ever be an author called N. W. Clerk turning up.

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Gebräuchlichste Namensform
Lewis, C. S.
Rechtmäßiger Name
Lewis, Clive Staples
Andere Namen
Hamilton, Clive
Clerk, N. W.
Lewis, Jack
Geburtstag
1898-11-29
Todestag
1963-11-22
Begräbnisort
Holy Trinity Church, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Geschlecht
male
Nationalität
UK
Land (für Karte)
Nordirland, UK
Geburtsort
Belfast, Ulster, Ireland
Sterbeort
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Todesursache
Kidney failure
Wohnorte
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK
Ausbildung
University College, University of Oxford (BA|1922|BA|1923)
Wynyard School
Campbell College, Belfast
Cherbourg House Preparatory School
Malvern College
Privatlehrer
Berufe
Auteur
Christelijk schrijver
Letterkundige
Leraar
Professor
Autobiograaf
Beziehungen
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Vriend)
Lewis, W. H. (Broer)
Davidman, Joy (Echtgenote|overleden)
Gresham, Douglas H. (Stiefzoon)
Wain, John Barrington (Student)
Lawson, Penelope (Vriend) (Zeige alle 9)
Barfield, Owen (Vriend)
Williams, Charles (Vriend)
Griffiths, Bede (Student)
Organisationen
University of Oxford (Magdalen College)
University of Cambridge (Magdalene College)
Inklings
Preise und Auszeichnungen
Carnegie Medal (1957)
Sir Israel Gollancz Prize (1937)
Fellow, British Academy (1955)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1951 - declined)
Kurzbiographie
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. They both served on the English faculty at Oxford University and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings.[1] According to Lewis's memoir Surprised by Joy, he was baptised in the Church of Ireland, but fell away from his faith during adolescence. Lewis returned to Anglicanism at the age of 32, owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, and he became an "ordinary layman of the Church of England".[2] Lewis's faith profoundly affected his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

Lewis wrote more than 30 books[3] which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. His philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian apologists from many denominations.

In 1956, Lewis married American writer Joy Davidman; she died of cancer four years later at the age of 45. Lewis died on 22 November 1963 from kidney failure, one week before his 65th birthday. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis was honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.
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C. S. Lewis first published A Grief Observed under the alias "N. W. Clerk". Don't separate that name, unless there will ever be an author called N. W. Clerk turning up.

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