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Re: [mythsoc] CSL & =entire works=

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  • Stolzi@aol.com
    Looked this up in George Sayer s biography. All he says is that Lewis did an immense amount of reading for this project, because he refused to give an opinion
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 13, 2000
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      Looked this up in George Sayer's biography.

      All he says is that Lewis 'did an immense amount of reading for this project,
      because he refused to give an opinion on a book he had not read. ... he found
      many of these authors extremely dull. ... Sometimes, when he read a book from
      his own library, he marked the end with the date that he finished it. Once
      or twice, he added in his neat, fine script, "Never again" or "n.a." '

      Of course much of the reading was done at the Bodleian.

      It does say he discussed Calvin, but not (here) in terms of a specific work,
      only in terms of the reaction of English readers to him: "The fierce young
      don, the learned lady, the courtier with intellectual leanings were likely to
      be Calvinists."

      But the description of his reactions to Tyndale and More certainly wd
      indicate that he read =them=.

      I have just canvassed the LETTERS but they shed no further light.

      Mary S
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