Pen Name: Clyde S. Kilby
Born: September 26, 1902 in Johnson City, Tennessee
Died: October 18, 1986 in Columbus, Mississippi
Dr. Kilby moved to Wheaton in 1935 and lived there until his retirement.
Biographical and Professional Information
Clyde S. Kilby is best known as a literary scholar of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. He was born in Tennessee and educated at the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota and New York University. He became a professor of English at Wheaton College in 1935 where he taught until his retirement. He was the founder of the Wade Center at Wheaton. Dr. Kilby died in 1986 at the age of 84. His book The Christian World of C. S. Lewis is widely regarded as one of the best introductions to Lewis's work.
- Life Writing: Essays on the Technique of Biography, 1942
- Poetry and Life: An Introduction to Poetry, 1953
- Minority of One: The Biography of Jonathan Blanchard, W.B. Eerdmans, 1959
- Christianity and Aesthetics, 1961
- Christian World of C.S. Lewis , W.B. Eerdmans, 1964
- Letters to an American Lady, W.B. Eerdmans, 1967
- A Mind Awake: An Anthology of CS Lewis, 1968 - reprinted by Harvest Books in 1980
- Imagination and the Spirit, W.B. Eerdmans, 1971
- Tolkein and the Silmarillion, Harold Shaw, 1977
- Images of Salvation in the Fiction of C.S. Lewis, Harold Shaw, 1978
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Imagination and the Spirit:
Release Date: 1971
Tolkien & The Silmarillion
Release Date: 1976
Images of Salvation in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis
Release Date: 1978
A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis
Release Date: 2003-03-31
Awarded Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1973.
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