Preparation for Responsions

Posted by Joel Heck on Saturday, May 18, 2013

This new file, uploaded just sixteen days after the last one (it's summer for me, so my schedule is lighter) contains a major upgrade. It includes about 5,500 more words, many of them about Lewis' reading list for Responsions during the first three months of 1917, but some of it about the contents of many of his letters and one or two other letters I had somehow previously missed. He arrived in Oxford for scholarship examinations on March 20, 1917, and the previous three months he kept a reading list, which appears in The Lewis Papers, but not in Collected Letters, Volume I. Consequently, I have added all of the things he was reading, which is an impressive list, although he doesn't always state how much of a given book he is reading. His reading includes books in German and French as a part of his foreign language preparation for Oxford University, which was probably slow going for the early days of such reading. This new information is important, but not nearly as important as many of the other stages of his life. Much of the silence is due to his relationship with Mrs. Moore and Maureen, along with his attempts to conceal this from his father. Nevertheless, for those studying the early years of Lewis, especially his student years, this upload, which takes us through early July 1920 (more than halfway through Collected Letters, Vol. I), is a significant addition.

Tags: responsions "reading list" "mrs. moore" 
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