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C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

Autore di Il leone, la strega e l'armadio

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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, mostra altro 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) mostra meno
Nota di disambiguazione:

(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.


Opere di C. S. Lewis

Il leone, la strega e l'armadio (1950) 45,951 copie
Le cronache di Narnia (1950) 35,947 copie
Il nipote del mago (1955) 29,473 copie
Il principe Caspian (1951) 26,623 copie
Il cristianesimo così com'è (1952) 26,343 copie
Un ragazzo e il suo cavallo (1954) 25,648 copie
Il viaggio del veliero (1952) 25,522 copie
La sedia d'argento (1953) 24,034 copie
L'ultima battaglia (1956) 23,389 copie
Il grande divorzio : un sogno (1944) 11,845 copie
Lontano dal pianeta silenzioso (1938) 11,034 copie
Problema della sofferenza, Il (1940) 9,041 copie
Perelandra (1943) 8,841 copie
Diario di un dolore (1961) 8,555 copie
Le lettere di Berlicche (1941) 7,907 copie
The Abolition of Man (1944) 6,631 copie
Reflections on the Psalms (1961) 3,327 copie
The Weight of Glory (1980) 3,204 copie
The Space Trilogy (1938) 2,922 copie
The World's Last Night (1973) 1,261 copie
Christian Reflections (1967) 1,251 copie
An Experiment in Criticism (1961) 1,199 copie
The Case for Christianity (1942) 1,021 copie
Letters to an American Lady (1777) 949 copie
George Macdonald: An Anthology (1946) — A cura di; Compositore — 862 copie
A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942) 849 copie
Poems (1964) 824 copie
The Business of Heaven (1984) 744 copie
Studies in Words (1960) 720 copie
The Essential C. S. Lewis (1988) 610 copie
Letters of C. S. Lewis (1966) 578 copie
A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis (1968) — Autore — 511 copie
Present Concerns (1986) 480 copie
Narrative Poems (1969) 417 copie
Christian Behaviour (1943) 313 copie
The Best of C.S. Lewis (1969) 296 copie
What Christians Believe (1989) 231 copie
C. S. Lewis on Joy (1998) 229 copie
C. S. Lewis on Grief (1998) 227 copie
C. S. Lewis on Faith (1998) 209 copie
C. S. Lewis on Love (1998) 202 copie
The Wisdom of Narnia (2001) 189 copie
The C. S. Lewis Bible (2010) 180 copie
Selected Literary Essays (1969) 163 copie
The Narnia Trivia Book (1999) 154 copie
Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis (1988) 146 copie
Compelling Reason (1996) 117 copie
First and Second Things (1971) 99 copie
Spenser's Images of Life (1967) 84 copie
Timeless at Heart (1987) 66 copie
Selected Books (1964) 60 copie
The Tortured Planet (1946) 58 copie
Mere Christianity Journal (2004) 53 copie
Arthurian Torso (1948) 30 copie
Daily Readings with C.S.Lewis (1992) — Autore — 15 copie
The C.S. Lewis Journal (2006) 14 copie
Exploring Ethics (1992) 13 copie
Dymer: a poem (1926) 13 copie
Nach der Wahrheit fragen (1984) 8 copie
Beyond the Bright Blur (1963) 7 copie
The chronicles of Narnia (2000) 7 copie
Met reden geloven (1983) 7 copie
Philosophical Thoughts (2013) 6 copie
O Regresso do Peregrino (2018) 6 copie
The Search for God (2013) 6 copie
Aspects of Faith (2013) 6 copie
Ministering Angels (1955) 5 copie
Education and History (2013) 4 copie
The Death Penalty (1978) 4 copie
Learning in War-Time (2016) 3 copie
Viták és vallomások (1985) 3 copie
The Church (2013) 3 copie
Cartas sobre Narnia (1900) 3 copie
English and Literature (2013) 3 copie
Some Everyday Thoughts (2013) 3 copie
Ewig währt am längsten (1998) 2 copie
Lewis new 2 copie
princecaspian 1 copia
Perelandra 1 copia
Oxbridge 2008 1 copia
魔鬼家书 1 copia
Les quatre amours (2019) 1 copia
Dokud nemáme tvář (2016) 1 copia
An capall agus a ghiolla (2019) 1 copia
诗歌拮思 1 copia
Shihen o kangaeru. (2000) 1 copia
裸颜 1 copia
Être ou ne pas être (1948) 1 copia
La amistad (2015) 1 copia
Literature 1 copia
Short Stories (2013) 1 copia
Anthology 1 copia
Poetry 1 copia
Costly Grace 1 copia
Vivisection 1 copia
La imagen descartada (2022) 1 copia
The trouble with X (1955) 1 copia
On Faith 1 copia
Rejsen til Venus (1999) 1 copia
Four loves 1 copia
Csodák 1 copia
The Church 1 copia
Miracles 1 copia
Perelandra 1 copia

Opere correlate

Ragione e sentimento (1811)alcune edizioni38,246 copie
On the Incarnation: The Treatise De Incarnatione Verbi Dei (0319) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni2,805 copie
Phantastes (1858) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni2,363 copie
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [2008 film] (2008) — Original book — 951 copie
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Collaboratore — 773 copie
Letters to Young Churches: A Translation of the New Testament Epistles (1900) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni767 copie
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Collaboratore — 763 copie
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Collaboratore — 633 copie
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni554 copie
The Science Fiction Century (1997) — Collaboratore — 535 copie
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Collaboratore — 509 copie
The QPB Companion to The Lord of the Rings (2001) — Collaboratore — 363 copie
Fantasy Stories (1994) — Collaboratore — 324 copie
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore (1988) — Collaboratore — 258 copie
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Collaboratore — 211 copie
Shadowlands [1993 film] (1993) — Oiginal book — 195 copie
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Collaboratore — 155 copie
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 9th Series (1961) — Collaboratore — 154 copie
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Collaboratore — 143 copie
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6th Series (1957) — Collaboratore — 141 copie
The Young Magicians (1969) — Collaboratore — 139 copie
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 8th Series (1959) — Collaboratore — 135 copie
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Collaboratore — 116 copie
Poems (1958) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni112 copie
The Magician's Nephew (Radio Theatre) (1999) — Original author — 100 copie
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season (1656) — Collaboratore — 77 copie
The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories (1963) — Collaboratore — 66 copie
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Collaboratore — 64 copie
Virgil: A Collection of Critical Essays (1966) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni63 copie
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Collaboratore — 62 copie
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Collaboratore — 47 copie
Woman in the Church (1977) — Collaboratore — 43 copie
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [1979 animated film] (1979) — Original story — 40 copie
Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1976) — Autore — 37 copie
The Question of God [2004 TV] (2004) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
Essays on Malory (1963) — Collaboratore — 23 copie
Kingdoms of Sorcery: An Anthology of Adult Fantasy (1976) — Collaboratore — 21 copie
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (2012) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni20 copie
Selections from Laȝamon's Brut (1963) — Introduzione — 16 copie
The Wisdom of C.S. Lewis (1998) 15 copie
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (1973) — Autore, alcune edizioni12 copie
Weirdies, Weirdies, Weirdies (1975) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
How Heathen is Britain? (1946) — Prefazione — 8 copie
Kipling and the Critics (1965) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
Chosen for Children (1957) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Eglerio! In Praise of Tolkien (1978) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
BYU Studies - Vol. 09, No. 1 (Autumn 1968) (1968) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
SFの評論大全集 (別冊奇想天外 4) — Collaboratore — 1 copia


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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Lewis, C. S.
Nome legale
Lewis, Clive Staples
Altri nomi
Hamilton, Clive
Clerk, N. W.
Lewis, Jack
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Holy Trinity Church, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Noord-Ierland, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Luogo di nascita
Belfast, Noord-Ierland, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Luogo di morte
Oxford, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Causa della morte
Kidney failure
Luogo di residenza
Belfast, Noord-Ierland, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Headington Quarry, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Watford, Hertfordshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Malvern, Worcestershire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
University College, University of Oxford (BA|1922|BA|1923)
Wynyard School
Campbell College, Belfast
Cherbourg House Preparatory School
Malvern College
private tutors
Attività lavorative
Christelijk schrijver
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Vriend)
Lewis, W. H. (Broer)
Davidman, Joy (Echtgenote|overleden)
Gresham, Douglas H. (Stiefzoon)
Wain, John Barrington (Student)
Lawson, Penelope (Vriend) (mostra tutto 9)
Barfield, Owen (Vriend)
Williams, Charles (Vriend)
Griffiths, Bede (Student)
University of Oxford (Magdalen College)
University of Cambridge (Magdalene College)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Carnegie Medal (1957)
Sir Israel Gollancz Prize (1937)
Fellow, British Academy (1955)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1951 - declined)
Breve biografia
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.
Nota di disambiguazione
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.



Fine Press Edition of Chronicles of Narnia? in Fine Press Forum (Agosto 2023)
Reading That Hideous Strength in July in The Green Dragon (Luglio 2020)
Reading Perelandra in June in The Green Dragon (Luglio 2020)
Reading Out of the Silent Planet in May in The Green Dragon (Giugno 2020)
Lewis Seminar in Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis) (Giugno 2017)
Mere Christianity in Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis) (Gennaio 2017)
Letters to Malcom in Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis) (Dicembre 2016)
The Four Loves in Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis) (Dicembre 2016)
C. S. Lewis in Legacy Libraries (Agosto 2015)
Favorite Narnia quotes in Book Quotations (Dicembre 2014)
50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death in Christianity (Novembre 2013)
MAY READ - SPOILERS - Till We Have Faces in The Green Dragon (Mag 2013)
MAY READ - NO SPOILERS - Till We Have Faces in The Green Dragon (Aprile 2013)
The Holy Spirit in Christianity (Giugno 2012)
April 2012: C. S. Lewis in Monthly Author Reads (Mag 2012)
Tolkein and Lewis in Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis) (Gennaio 2010)
Group Read - Til We Have Faces in 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Settembre 2009)
C S Lewis in Philosophy and Theory (Gennaio 2008)
Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis) Message Board in Friends of Jack (C.S. Lewis) (Marzo 2007)


"Su, non fare quella faccia, ci incontreremo presto."
"Aspetta, cosa significa presto?"
"È sempre presto."
Anshin | 257 altre recensioni | Dec 31, 2023 |

Ebbene sì, ho usato la seconda puntata delle Cronache di Narnia per evadere dalla sessione degli esami universitari! Sono stata una specie di Alice che scappa nel Paese delle Meraviglie..! È stata una lettura piacevole e molto scorrevole, proprio quello che desideravo! E che dire..una storia carina ma forse troppo lenta e troppo realizzata con l'espediente del flashback. Ma sono riuscita a rilassarmi quindi...missione compiuta!
Anshin | 238 altre recensioni | Dec 31, 2023 |
Ero semplicemente incuriosita.
Non sapevo di cosa parlasse il libro e non ho nemmeno visto i film che sono usciti, quindi partivo completamente da zero.
Che dire?
Mi è sembrato di poter tornare bambina per tutto il tempo che ho tenuto il libro fra le mani. E penso che sia un'ottima sensazione.
Forse mi aspettavo qualcosa di più elaborato, dato il successo che ha avuto, ma devo ammettere che ho molto amato il modo di esprimersi dello scrittore ed il suo modo di scrivere complessivo.
Se avrò tempo, leggerò sicuramente anche gli altri..dovrò pur scoprire che altro deve succedere! :)… (altro)
Anshin | 766 altre recensioni | Dec 31, 2023 |
Tema interessante, esposizione molto complessa
AlessandraEtFabio | 64 altre recensioni | Apr 1, 2019 |


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