Lewis Clive Staples Lewis is a famous north Ireland writer of many famous children's books. He was born in Belfast on November 29, His brother Waren was also a writer but he was more interested in history.
Born on November 29,in Belfast, Ireland, C. Lewis went on to teach at Oxford University and became a renowned Christian apologist writer, using logic and philosophy to support the tenets of his faith. He is also known throughout the world as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, which have been adapted into various films for the big and small screens.
Lewis also continued his love affair with classic mythology and narratives during his later years: His book Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold featured the story of Psyche and Cupid.
He also penned an autobiography, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life Lewis' landmark series, The Chronicles of Narnia, has seen a number of on-screen iterations, including a cartoon version of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe that was released in and a BBC film series.
Two more Narnia films were brought to theaters as well: A movie version of The Silver Chair was slated to hit theaters in the near future, with filming starting in the winter of Lewis' relationship with his wife, Joy, has also been depicted in Shadowlands, presented as a play and two films; one of the film versions was directed by Richard Attenborough and starred Anthony Hopkins as Lewis.
The story focused on four siblings who, during wartime, walk through an armoire to enter the magical world of Narnia, a land resplendent with mythical creatures and talking animals.
Throughout the series, a variety of Biblical themes are presented; one prominent character is Aslan, a lion and the ruler of Narnia, who has been interpreted as a Jesus Christ figure. Lewis would assert that his Narnia stories weren't a direct allegory to the real world.
Though the book received some negative reviews, it was generally well received by readers, and the series retained its international popularity over the following decades. As a toddler, Clive declared that his name was Jack, which is what he was called by family and friends.
He was close to his older brother Warren and the two spent much time together as children. Lewis was enraptured by fantastic animals and tales of gallantry, and hence the brothers created the imaginary land of Boxen, complete with an intricate history that served them for years.
Lewis' mother died when he was 10, and he went on to receive his pre-college education at boarding schools and from a tutor.
During WWI, he served with the British army and was sent home after being wounded by shrapnel. He then chose to live as a surrogate son with Janie Moore, the mother of a friend of Lewis' who was killed in the war.
Teaching Career at Oxford and Wartime Broadcasts Lewis graduated from Oxford University with a focus on literature and classic philosophy, and in he was awarded a fellowship teaching position at Magdalen College, which was part of the university.
There, he also joined the group known as The Inklings, an informal collective of writers and intellectuals who counted among their members Lewis' brother Warren and J.
It was through conversations with group members that Lewis found himself re-embracing Christianity after having become disillusioned with the faith as a youth. He would go on to become renowned for his rich apologist texts, in which he explained his spiritual beliefs via platforms of logic and philosophy.
Lewis began publishing work in the mids with his first book, the satirical Dymer After penning other titles — including The Allegory of Lovefor which he won the Hawthornden Prize — he released in his first sci-fi work, Out of the Silent Planet, the first of a space trilogy which dealt sub-textually with concepts of sin and desire.
Later, during WWII, Lewis gave highly popular radio broadcasts on Christianity which won many converts; his speeches were collected in the work Mere Christianity. Marriage and Later Life InLewis joined the faculty of Cambridge University as a literature professor, and in he married an American English teacher, Joy Gresham, with whom he had been in correspondence.
Lewis was full of happiness during the years of their marriage, though Gresham died of cancer in Lewis grieved deeply for his wife and shared his thoughts in the book A Grief Observed, using a pen name. InLewis resigned from his Cambridge position after experiencing heart trouble.
He died on November 22,in Headington, Oxford.The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over million copies in 47 metin2sell.com: Fantasy, Children's literature.
Author: Clive Staples Lewis "The Chronicles of Narnia" is a book series written by the English writer C.S. Lewis.
It has seven sequels, and "The Voyage of the Dawn Threader" is the third sequel published. Clive Staples Lewis () was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day.
Clive Staples Lewis was born in Known as "Jack" by his friends, Lewis and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, were part of a writer's club, The Inklings, who would meet at the local pub to discuss story ideas/5(51).
Author Bio for Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples) Clive Staples Lewis (29 November – 22 November ) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. The four Pevensie children are sent to live in a large house in the country, a house with many rooms, which are filled with many things.
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