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Google problem[edit]

The Google capsule biography of C.S. Lewis reads as follows:

"Clive Staples Lewis was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Wikipedia Born: November 29, 1898, Belfast, United Kingdom Died: November 22, 1963, Oxford, United Kingdom Influenced by: J. R. R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, Plato, More Plays: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Why "Plays"?

I suppose this is a Google rather than a Wikipedia issue--the Wikipedia entry accurately calls him everything but a playwright--but it adversely affects the reputation of Wikipedia, which it cites.

Stevehigh (talk) 20:51, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Digory Kirke[edit]

The old professor, not Digory, asks the children about Lucy's lying. Digory is a character in "The Magician's Nephew". This error appears in the section entitled "Trilemma", last line. Beaglelover45 (talk) 14:29, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

@Beaglelover45: I haven't read the Narnia books myself, but apparently the "old professor' is Digory Kirke. See Digory Kirke#The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Deor (talk) 15:58, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it is revealed in The Magician's Nephew, Chapter 3, that Digory grew up to be the Professor from the other books, but I have revised the text of the article to to say "the old Professor" while still linking to the Digory Kirke article. Robina Fox (talk) 16:07, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Speculation[edit]

Is the fact that various people have speculated on the relationship between C. S. Lewis and Jane Moore actually worthy of inclusion? Such speculation seems to be at best irrelevant and at worst prurient. There is no actual information here. Beau Plains (talk) 19:56, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

I had expected the WP legal minds to descend here by now, but since they haven't, I will make a stab at an answer. WP is not censored. The sexual proclivities of historical figures may indeed be notable, particularly when they are at variance with what the subject stood for (or what his modern admirers assume he stood for). Your choice of non-neutral words (such as "prurient") does not help. It is no more prurient to talk about what Jane Moore meant to CSL than, say, what Aspasia meant to Pericles or Heloïse to Abelard. This subject in particular has been raised by a significant biographer, and at least one close friend of Lewis's thinks it as likely as not. So this is a notable topic of CSL's life, and it's reasonable to mention it here. -- Elphion (talk) 16:44, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Prof C S Lewis[edit]

I did edit the entry, 'The Great Divorce' but thought to put it to broader scrutiny. How is the title 'Professor' dealt with in regards to C S Lewis? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christos-radio (talkcontribs) 14:44, 11 May 2016 (UTC)