This was an interesting book, stressing in particular the fact that Lewis was always a rhetorician, in the classical sense — that is, always trying to persuade people by what he wrote. There’s some academic denseness in it; here are a few notes I made:
- When Lewis was living with Mrs. Moore, it “almost certainly included a brief sexual interlude” (42).
- Virgil was “his [Lewis’s] very favorite classical author” (43).
- There is some discussion of Lewis as an existentialist (e.g., 189-90), including a concurrent discussion of Walker Percy.