C.S. Lewis: an Irish writer

  title={C.S. Lewis: an Irish writer},
  author={David Clare},
  journal={Irish Studies Review},
  pages={17 - 38}
  • D. Clare
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • History, Art
  • Irish Studies Review
This article examines the effect of C.S. Lewis's Irish background on his work. It attempts to contradict the assumption that this Belfast-born writer should be included in the English and not the Irish canon. It emphasises that Lewis saw himself as Irish, was seen by others as Irish, and that his Irish background, contrary to what some have written, was important to him throughout his lifetime. It goes on to demonstrate the ways in which his work was influenced by his youth in Ireland and by… 
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