Tolkien Gateway

Hugo Dyson

Hugo dyson.jpg
Hugo Dyson
Biographical information
Born7 April 1896
Died6 June 1975
OccupationScholar
LocationEngland

Hugo Victor Dyson Dyson (7 April 1896 - 6 June 1975) was a fellow Inkling with J.R.R. Tolkien. He helped Tolkien persuade C.S. Lewis to (active) Christianity.

He much preferred talk at Inklings meetings to readings and is remembered by Christopher Tolkien as "lying on the couch, and lolling and shouting and saying, 'Oh God, no more Elves'" during reading of The Lord of the Rings.[1]

[edit] Further reading

  • "Hugo Dyson: Inkling, Teacher, Bon Vivant", by David Bratman. Mythlore 21:4 (whole no. 82) (Winter 1997): 19-34.

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. Chirstopher Tolkien in J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien


The Inklings
J.R.R. Tolkien · J.A.W. Bennett · Lord David Cecil · Nevill Coghill · James Dundas-Grant · Hugo Dyson · Adam Fox · Colin Hardie · Robert Havard · C.S. Lewis · Warren Lewis · Gervase Mathew · R.B. McCallum · C.E. Stevens · Christopher Tolkien · John Wain · Charles Williams · Charles Leslie Wrenn