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  • Mike Foster
    Nov 7, 2005
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      I concur with Diamond's assessment. The book needed a better copy
      editing job--typos as soon as p. 4--and danced over the difficult bits,
      but so did Colin D.'s book on CSL & JRRT.

      More later. A salmon calls.

      Stolzi wrote:

      > Doug Gresham, who spoke at the opening banquet for PAST WATCHFUL DRAGONS,
      >sold copies of his new (rather slight) book JACK'S LIFE. I was aggravated
      >to have bought it bec it is obviously by
      >its style - and overtly in so many words, in the conclusion - a bio of Lewis
      >for children, yet it was marketed at this conference without ever a word or
      >hint to that effect.
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      >Well, at least it was cheap; and it isn't too =bad=.
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      >I did think he was rather riding a hobby horse in an excess number of
      >paragraphs about How Awful War Is. Sure, it is awful, and the two wars
      >surely had a large impact on CSL as well as his friends and family. But I
      >don't think Lewis himself would have wanted to dwell on the subject that
      >much, - stiff upper lip and all that. And it comes ill from a man like Doug
      >who as far as I know has never been in any war. In fact, this morning in
      >LETTERS v. 2, I was just reading some wartime snarky comments from Jack
      >about high-minded intellectual c.o.'s who have never, he says, been known to
      >be troubled by their consciences about anything before.
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      >It would be great to influence all the children of the world forever against
      >war. If it could be ALL the children of the world. I don't see that
      >situation today.
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      >Diamond Proudbrook
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