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  • Jay Hershberger
    Thanks, Mike. Cheers, Jay Hershberger Moorhead, MN ... From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike Foster Sent: Monday,
    Message 1 of 18 , Nov 7, 2005
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      Thanks, Mike.

      Cheers,

      Jay Hershberger
      Moorhead, MN

      -----Original Message-----
      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Mike Foster
      Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 3:52 PM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] count the errors

      I agree with David. Who better to tell the story of Lewis' life than
      one who was taught then mentored and then befriended by him? Begin with

      Sayer.

      Mike

      David Bratman wrote:

      >At 10:46 AM 11/7/2005 -0800, John D. Rateliff wrote:
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      >>Actually, of the three main biographies on CSL, I'd recommend starting
      with
      >>the Green & Hooper. That's the authorized biography, and it does the
      best
      >>job of discussing the main outlines of his life, works, and career.
      Although
      >>now more than thirty years old, it's still not been superceded as a
      whole.
      >>Then if you'd like to read more I'd read the Sayer next, since it's a
      warm
      >>portrait by a friend, as much memoir as biography; it'll convey why
      Lewis's
      >>friends thought so highly of him.
      >>
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      >
      >I'd start with Sayer for exactly the same reason. G&H is a valuable
      >source, but much too dry for casual reading. Also, G&H was recently
      >massively rewritten and extended by H, and I haven't studied all the
      >changes; nor are all editions that say "revised" actually the rewritten
      >edition.
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      >>P.S.: "Never wrote another word" is White's garbled version of a
      comment by
      >>Carpenter that, after his mauling by Anscombe, CSL stopped writing
      >>straightforward apologetics for many years and, when he resumed, his
      >>religious books were much more personal in tone (e.g., MIRACLES, THE
      PROBLEM
      >>OF PAIN, MERE XIANITY vs. REFLECTIONS ON THE PSALMS and LETTERS TO
      MALCOLM:
      >>CHIEFLY ON PRAYER).
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      >
      >Thank you; that clarifies the point better than I did.
      >
      >David Bratman
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