Letter to George Sayer (28 November 1963)
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On 28 November 1963, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to George Sayer.
- Subject: Obituaries for C.S. Lewis.
- Publication: A quotation from the letter appeared in Christie's 20th Century Books and Manuscripts 16 November 2001. A description of and quotation from the letter appears in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology.
"A Catholic could not possibly say anything sincere about Jack's books without giving widespread offence"
"But then Jack [C. S. Lewis] never sent me anything. Not even of Screwtape Letters which he dedicated to me (without permission). I was wryly amused to learn from the Daily Telegraph that 'Lewis was never (sic) himself very fond of this work'. I after/often [this word is especially hard to discern] wondered why the dedication was made. Now I know—or should."
- Letter to George and Moira Sayer (7 August 1952)
- Letter to George Sayer (24 June 1953)
- Letter to George Sayer (21 March 1966)
- Letter to George and Moira Sayer (11 December 1971)
- ↑ Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 612
- ↑ "20th-Century Books and Manuscripts. 2001", TolkienBooks.net (accessed 22 June 2013)
- ↑ Sale 9261, "Autograph letter signed ('Ronald Tolkien') to George Sayer, Headington, Oxford, 28 November 1963", Christies (accessed 21 August 2020)