All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis, 1922-1927

C. S. Lewis, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $24.95 (508p) ISBN 978-0-15-104609-6
As an Oxford undergraduate, Lewis set up house with Janie King Moore, a woman 26 years his senior who was separated from her husband, and her daughter Maureen. Lewis's liaison with ``Mrs. Moore,'' which he kept secret from his father, was probably sexual, according to Hooper, Lewis's biographer and personal secretary. This diary, a disarming self-portrait of Lewis as sensual, self-assured atheist and clandestine family man will chiefly interest scholars and hardcore Lewis devotees. Mostly a humdrum, skeletal recital of household chores, conversations and the academic grind, the journal's tedium is relieved by soaring passages on nature's beauty, thumbnail sketches of Lewis's friends and quick comments on his wide-ranging reading, from Beowulf to Hardy, Nietzsche, Jung and Havelock Ellis. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/01/1991
Release date: 07/01/1991
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