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{{quote|Friendship with the latter marked the breakdown of two old prejudices. At my first coming into the world I had been (implicitly) warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty (explicitly) never to trust a philologist. Tolkien was both.|C.S. Lewis, ''Surprised by Joy''}}
 
{{quote|Friendship with the latter marked the breakdown of two old prejudices. At my first coming into the world I had been (implicitly) warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty (explicitly) never to trust a philologist. Tolkien was both.|C.S. Lewis, ''Surprised by Joy''}}
'''Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis''' ([[29 November]], [[1898]] – [[22 November]], [[1963]]), commonly referred to as '''C.S. Lewis''', was an Irish-born English writer and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism, and fiction. He is best known today for his series ''The Chronicles of Narnia''.
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'''Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis''' ([[29 November]], [[1898]] – [[22 November]], [[1963]]), commonly referred to as '''C.S. Lewis''', was an Irish-born English writer and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism, and fiction. He is best known today for his series ''[[The Chronicles of Narnia]]''.
  
Lewis was a close friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. 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 baptised 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 about the age of 30, Lewis re-converted 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.
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Lewis was a close friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. 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 baptised 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 about the age of 30, Lewis re-converted 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.
  
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Tolkien noted that some of his onomatopoeia influenced names in Lewis' works, including [[Numenor|Numinor]] (''That Hideous Strength''), [[Eldar|Eldil]] (''Out of the Silent Planet'') and [[Tuor|Tur]] and [[Idril|Tinidril]] (''Perelandra'').<ref>{{L|276}}</ref>
 
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*[[2004]]: ''The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2''
 
*[[2004]]: ''The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2''
 
*[[2006]]: ''The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3''
 
*[[2006]]: ''The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3''
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*[[2010]]: ''[[Language and Human Nature]]'' (edited by Steven A. Beebe in ''[[SEVEN 27]])
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*[[2013]]: ''[[Image and Imagination|Image and Imagination: Essays and Reviews]]''
  
 
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**"[[A World for Children]]" [review of ''[[The Hobbit]]'']
 
**"[[A World for Children]]" [review of ''[[The Hobbit]]'']
 
*[[1937]]: ''The Times'' (London), 8 October 1937, p. 20.  
 
*[[1937]]: ''The Times'' (London), 8 October 1937, p. 20.  
**"[[Professor Tolkien's "Hobbit"|Professor Tolkien's 'Hobbit']]" [review of ''The Hobbit'']
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**"[[Professor Tolkien's "Hobbit"|Professor Tolkien's 'Hobbit']]" [review of ''[[The Hobbit]]'']
 
*[[1947]]: ''[[Essays Presented to Charles Williams]]'', pp. 90-105
 
*[[1947]]: ''[[Essays Presented to Charles Williams]]'', pp. 90-105
 
**"On Stories"
 
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*[[1955]]: ''Time and Tide'', 22 October 1955, p. 1373.
 
*[[1955]]: ''Time and Tide'', 22 October 1955, p. 1373.
 
**"[[The Dethronement of Power]]" [review of ''[[The Two Towers]]'' and ''[[The Return of the King]]'']
 
**"[[The Dethronement of Power]]" [review of ''[[The Two Towers]]'' and ''[[The Return of the King]]'']
 
===Unpublished manuscripts===
 
*"[[Language and Human Nature]]"
 
  
 
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C.S. Lewis
Biographical information
Born29 November, 1898
Died22 November, 1963
EducationUniversity of Oxford
OccupationAuthor
LocationEngland
WebsiteC.S. Lewis Foundation
"Friendship with the latter marked the breakdown of two old prejudices. At my first coming into the world I had been (implicitly) warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty (explicitly) never to trust a philologist. Tolkien was both."
― C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis (29 November, 189822 November, 1963), commonly referred to as C.S. Lewis, was an Irish-born English writer and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism, and fiction. He is best known today for his series The Chronicles of Narnia.

Lewis was a close friend of J.R.R. Tolkien. 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 baptised 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 about the age of 30, Lewis re-converted 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.

Tolkien noted that some of his onomatopoeia influenced names in Lewis' works, including Numinor (That Hideous Strength), Eldil (Out of the Silent Planet) and Tur and Tinidril (Perelandra).[1]

Contents

[edit] Bibliography, selected

[edit] Books

[edit] Articles

[edit] External links


The Inklings
J.R.R. Tolkien · J.A.W. Bennett · Lord David Cecil · Nevill Coghill · James Dundas-Grant · Hugo Dyson · Adam Fox · Colin Hardie · Robert Havard · C.S. Lewis · Warren Lewis · Gervase Mathew · R.B. McCallum · C.E. Stevens · Christopher Tolkien · John Wain · Charles Williams · Charles Leslie Wrenn

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 276, (dated 12 September 1965)