I'm in the fortunate position of having copies of both books at hand to
consult. The Clarke-Lewis volume has 8 letters by Lewis, 4 of which fall
into the period (through 1949) that this volume of Lewis's collected
letters covers. (The other 4 are later.) They are the same as the four
letters, 3 of them extremely brief, that Joe describes in the collected
letters volume. I didn't notice any significant differences in transcription.
Collected Letters doesn't go into Clarke's side of the correspondence
(though it does describe some other people's letters to Lewis in some
detail), but is much better at annotating references in Lewis's letters.
At 03:57 PM 4/29/2004 -0500, Joe R. Christopher wrote:
>Wendell (and anyone else interested)--
>You asked a while back about the letters to Arthur C. Clarke in C. S.
>Lewis's _Collected Letters, Vol. II: Books, Broadcasts, and War,
>1931-1949_. There are four letters from Lewis to Clarke: (1) 7 Dec.
>, in reply to letter from Clarke disliking the presentation of Weston
>in _Perelandra_--Clarke's letter is partly quoted in Hooper's introductory
>note; (2) 24 Sept. 1946, in reply to an invitation from Clarke for Lewis to
>attend a lecture by Clarke on space travel--Clarke's letter is quoted in
>part in a footnote; (3) 2 Oct. 1946, in response to Clarke sending him a
>copy of the lecture; and (4) 4 Jan. 1947, in response to Clarke sending him
>a copy of the journal that printed the lecture with a discussion--Hooper
>identifies the lecture and its publication in a footnote. I don't have the
>book of the Lewis-Clarke correspondence, so I can't say how complete this
>is. By the way, Hooper has a short biography of Clarke in the back of the
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