It has been brought to my attention that Brandywine Books provides some background on Phillip Pullman’s distaste for C.S. Lewis. (I quoted Pullman’s remarks from an Independent article in an earlier post.)
Mr. Maud, a Lewis fan, sends along these thoughts:
Pullman’s greatest slander is to say that Lewis was totally lacking in charity. In fact, Lewis was quite mild-mannered, open-minded, and sympathetic to all kinds, classes, and cultures of people; he spent much of his adult life as an agnostic, and always believed that religious judgmentalism was a far graver sin than almost any other. He could be scathingly satirical at times, but that’s just a fine old British tradition that Pullman clearly indulges in as well.