C.S. Lewis Dies - November 22, 1963
This week marks the anniversary of the death of renowned Christian author, intellectual, and apologist Clive Staples Lewis, or C.S. Lewis for short.
A veteran of the First World War, Lewis was a prolific writer whose notable fiction and nonfiction works include The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters.
Lewis' death came about an hour before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and on the same day of Aldous Huxley.
In a 2013 interview with the UK Independent, Lewis' stepson Doug Gresham recounted that he "didn't think much about the timing."
"I didn't intellectualise the whole thing. It was a situation of being numb and carrying on, irrespective of what was going on in the wider world," recalled Gresham.
"Because my world had suddenly become very small and I ceased to be interested in anything else. Grief is a selfish thing – it shuts out everything except your own pain."