Who is Clive Staples Lewis

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. According to Lewis's memoir Surprised by Joy, he was baptised in the Chu...
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Clive Staples Lewis Poems

  • Song Of The Pilgrims
    O Dwellers at the back of the North Wind,
    What have we done to you? How have we sinned
    Wandering the Earth from Orkney unto Ind?
    ...
  • The Satyr
    When the flowery hands of spring
    Forth their woodland riches fling,
    Through the meadows, through the valleys
    Goes the satyr carolling. ...
  • Le Roi S-amuse
    Jove gazed
    On woven mazes
    Of patterned movement as the atoms whirled.
    His glance turned ...
  • The Witch
    Trapped amid the woods with guile
    They've led her bound in fetters vile
    To death, a deadlier sorceress
    Than any born for earth's distress ...
  • Our Daily Bread
    We need no barbarous words nor solemn spell
    To raise the unknown. It lies before our feet;
    There have been men who sank down into Hell
    In some suburban street, ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Clive Staples Lewis

Night 19 Away 17 Earth 16 Green 16 Long 15 God 15 Light 14 Thought 14 Delight 13 Never 13


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  • Dedicatioquotes: the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. ~ clive staples lewis
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  • Dedicatioquotes: hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. ~ clive staples lewis
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The Little Girl Lost
 by William Blake

In futurity
I prophesy see.
That the earth from sleep.
(Grave the sentence deep)

Shall arise and seek
For her maker meek:
And the desart wild
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