Re: [mythsoc] Fw: [SpareOom] smoking and drinking and Narnia too!
On 3/1/1944, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote:
'Peterborough' [a newspaper columnist], usually fairly reasonable, did
[Lewis] the doubtful honour of a peculiarly misrepresentative and asinine
paragraph in the Daily Telegraph of Tuesday last. It began 'Ascetic Mr
Lewis'----!!! I ask you! He put away three pints in a very short session we
had this morning, and said he was 'going short for Lent.'
On a similar subject, Walter Hooper reports that in 1953 Bob Jones Jr. (of
Bob Jones University) tried to get his mind around Lewis, and said:
"That man smokes a pipe, and that man drinks liquor--but I do believe he is