Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.
'The Great Divorce ... helped me see the possibility of a really
adult faith that did not avoid the toughest questions about failure
and self-deception and pointed to a God absolutely and
unconditionally loving and utterly, painfully, demanding in his
'There is attractive imagery and amusing satire... There are exciting speculations... Mr. Lewis rouses curiosity about life after death only to sharpen awareness of this world.' The Guardian