I visited Belfast in 1998 for the CSL centenary and was struck by the fact that he considered himself Irish & going back to (Northern) Ireland was 'going home.' Ironically, he returned to Ireland more frequently than Joyce did...
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John D Rateliff <sacnoth@...> wrote:
> Saw this a few days ago and thought I'd share. If you click on the
> following link
> and scroll down to the section of the "10 Most Expensive Irish-
> Authored Books Ever Sold on AbeBooks.com"
> you'll see that CSL comes in at #3 (THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, $9097), #5
> (OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET, $7950), and #10 (THE SILVER CHAIR, $5645)
> I found these results interesting because (1) it's a showing only
> slightly outdone by James Joyce (generally reckoned the most important
> writer of prose fiction in English of the last century), (2) it
> classes Lewis as an Irish writer, whereas most treat him as English, &
> (3) the price were far beyond what I'd expected. I knew collectable
> Tolkien went for an arm and a leg, but when did Lewis's books get to
> be so expensive?
> --John R.
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