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Lewis, Clive Staples (C. S. Lewis)

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Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Essayists, Novelists

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English essayist, novelist, and Christian apologist.

 

1898 - Born on the 29th of November in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

1917-1918 - Served the British Army.

 

1919 - Discharged from the army Jack Lewis returned to Oxford to resume his regular studies.

 

1924 - Graduated at Oxford and Lewis subsequently took up a position on the faculty.

 

1925 - Finished Greek and Latin Literature, University College, Oxford University.

 

         - Elected a Fellow of Magdalen College.

 

1936 - His study of medieval love literature shows in The Allegory of Love.

 

         - Member of the Inklings literary group and a close friend and supporter of J. R. R. Tolkien.

 

1942-1960 - Wrote The Screwtape Letters (1942), Mere Christianity (1952), The Four Loves (1960), and his autobiographical Surprised by Joy (1955). Other popular works include his science fiction Space Trilogy -- Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), That Hideous Strength (1946).

 

1950-1956 - Wrote the children's fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

 

1955-1963 - Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Magdalene College, Cambridge University.

 

1963 - He resigned his position at Cambridge, dying quietly at home on 22nd of November.

 

 

 

 


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  • "You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better - the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read."
  • "You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better - the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read."