Clive Staples Lewis (Lewis Clive Staples)( English writer and philologist.)
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Biography Clive Staples Lewis (Lewis Clive Staples)
Born November 29, 1898 in Belfast (Northern Ireland), the family lawyer. In 1917 entered the University College, Oxford University, but soon gave classes, which determined a junior officer in the army, was discharged after being wounded in December 1918. Returning to studies in Oxford in 1919, in 1923 received a bachelor's degree and several years later - MS.
As a poet Lewis announced his two collections of poems, published under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton (Clive Hamilton), - the spirit of the oppressed (Spirits in Bondage, 1919) and Daymer (Dymer, 1926). Reputation of the scientist-philologist approved labor Allegory of Love: A Study of the medieval tradition (The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition, 1936). The main work in the field of literary history: Preface to the 'lost paradise' (A Preface to Paradise Lost, . 1942) and sixteenth-century English Literature (English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, . 1955), the latter entered into a multi-volume Oxford History of English Literature (Oxford History of English Literature),
. Widespread fame he brought religious writings and speeches on the radio.
Great divorce (Great Divorce, 1945) - the modern equivalent of Dante's Divine Comedy. Novels for the silent planet outside (Out of the Silent Planet, 1938), Perelandra (Perelandra, 1943) and the freezing power (That Hideous Strength, 1945) amounted to a kind of 'interplanetary' trilogy dedicated to the cosmic struggle between good and evil. Later, the novel was written while we have not obtained individuals (Till We Have Faces, 1956) - shifting stories of Cupid and Psyche. A number of works devoted to the special theological and philosophical problems.
The general public less well-known published in 1950-1955 Chronicles of Narnia. Seven volumes among other things contain the story of Christianity in an accessible form for children's fairy. The most brilliant works in this series - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe), The Magician's Nephew (The Magician's Nephew) and The Last Battle (The Last Battle).