Monday, November 12, 2012

T.S. Eliot and C.S. Lewis


Recently, I have been re-reading Griffin's excellent biography of C.S. Lewis called "Clive Staples Lewis: A Dramatic Life." The book is unique in that it is largely assembled out of Lewis' letters and journal entries throughout much of his adult academic life. The pace of the book is almost like watching filmed vignettes that really serve well in helping to get a good glimpse of the man himself.

One thing that interested me in the bio was its description of how Lewis and noted poet T.S. Eliot "held each other at arms' length for years," only to be drawn together as good friends and Christian brethren in the last 10 years of their lives. Today, I discovered this essay in the Clarion Journal about the rivalry turned friendship between the two scholars. It's fascinating, and if you'd like something to do this evening over a cup of tea and before a roaring fire, take a peek. I enjoyed the read.

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