This article presents three recently discovered letters from C. S. Lewis to the literary critic Harold Montgomery Belgion, discussing courtly love as well as attacks on Lewis's scholarship. The history of how the letters have come to be printed in Sehnsucht also deserves some explanation. I had arrived at the archives of Churchill College, Cambridge at the request of General Editor Bruce R. Johnson. He sent me there to search out an elusive 1943 letter from Lewis to Belgion. Alas, I almost left empty-handed until I stumbled upon these three 1939 letters instead. Besides being grateful for Bruce’s prompting, I must also express thanks to William Gentrup, Jason Lepojärvi, and Charlie Starr for help with transcribing these letters. They are published here for the first time, along with the republication of a long-forgotten 1939 letter to the editor by Lewis, thanks to the good graces of the C. S. Lewis Company.
Anderson, Gregory M.
"Lewis, Lost Letters, and Love,"
Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cslewisjournal/vol11/iss1/2