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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This letter, dated [[November 22]], [[1966]], was sent to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Hooper Walter Hooper]. Mr. Hooper had sent a new volume of [[C.S. Lewis]]' writings, ''Of Other Words''. Tolkien writes a two-sentence response, with a post scriptum saying how short that reply is. He comments on Lewis' dualistic mind, and calls "miserific vision" rationally nonsense and theologically blasphemous.
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[[wikipedia:Walter Hooper|Walter Hooper]] had sent a new volume of ''[[wikipedia:Of Other Worlds|Of Other Worlds]]'', a book of collected material of [[C.S. Lewis]], who had died three year prior. Tolkien wrote a two-sentence response, with a post scriptum acknowledging how short that reply was. He commented on Lewis' dualistic mind and imagination, and called the "miserific vision" rationally nonsense and theologically blasphemous.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:35, 21 July 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 291
RecipientWalter Hooper
Date22 November 1966
Subject(s)C.S. Lewis

Letter 291 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Walter Hooper had sent a new volume of Of Other Worlds, a book of collected material of C.S. Lewis, who had died three year prior. Tolkien wrote a two-sentence response, with a post scriptum acknowledging how short that reply was. He commented on Lewis' dualistic mind and imagination, and called the "miserific vision" rationally nonsense and theologically blasphemous.