Talk:C. S. Lewis

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Former good article C. S. Lewis was one of the Language and literature good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.

Semi-protected edit request on 23 June 2017[edit] (talk) 12:55, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Closing, as no edit request is evident. Deor (talk) 13:33, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 June 2017[edit]

Please add the text "| alma_mater = University College, Oxford" directly below the line "| citizenship = " in the page's infobox. (talk) 10:16, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Done DRAGON BOOSTER 16:22, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

The Wrong Honour is Given in Lewis's Entry![edit]

C.S. Lewis was offered the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), not merely the rank of Member!

In the second work cited there (Letters of C. S. Lewis), the heading of the letter says "in reply to the offer of a C.B.E.", so I've changed it accordingly. Deor (talk) 21:25, 12 July 2017 (UTC)


The categories Category:British children's writers Category:British fantasy writers Category:British literary critics Category:British philosophers Category:British science fiction writers and Category:British spiritual writers are all absolutely appropriate for Lewis. Stop removing them, Apollo The Logician. If your objection is to the inclusion of "British", please leave your prejudices and POV-pushing aside. Being born in Belfast does not disqualify Lewis from being British. BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 16:29, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

First of all he is already a member of the Irish version of those cats, second of all leave your west britonism out of this IMOS is clear.Apollo The Logician (talk) 16:36, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
Can you leave your ad hominem out of this? Jebus, are you going for a record? BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 16:49, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
It should be noted that this has been resolved historically through consensus that he was British and those are appropriate categories (see the talk page and archives.) If anyone wishes to change the consensus you are welcome to discuss as such, but those categories should not be removed unless a new consensus is reached. And a few people having a conversation does not overrule the existing consensus. However remember consensus can change. Canterbury Tail talk 20:27, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
If I remember correctly the consensus was omit any mention of nationality or refer to him as British-Irish. Tyrsóg (talk) 10:15, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Lewis' Memorial Stone in Westminster Abbey Should be Mentioned.[edit]

In November of 2013, fifty years after his death, a memorial stone in his honour was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:17, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Is that the case? Source? Walter Görlitz (talk) 19:37, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Information concerning Lewis's memorial stone can be found at (A photograph of this stone is included.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:03, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I had missed this, but it's certainly the case.[1][2][3] I agree it should be mentioned. StAnselm (talk) 20:20, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
This is already covered in the first paragraph of the "Legacy" section. Deor (talk) 20:40, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
Ha! I didn't even check the article. StAnselm (talk) 20:57, 11 September 2017 (UTC)