(1896-1975), an Inkling, considered by C.S. "Jack" Lewis to be
one of "the immediate human causes of my conversion" (Letters,
363) was Lecturer and Tutor at the University of Reading (1921-45) and a
Fellow and Tutor of Merton College, Oxford (1945-63). Originally
introduced to Lewis by Nevill Coghill. Lewis described him to Arthur
Greeves as one of his friends of the second class, on a the level with his
friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien (TST, 372, 421). Lewis expressed his
appreciation for Dyson's help in the preface of The Allegory of Love, and
dedicated Rehabilitations to him.
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Honour of His Seventieth Birthday. London: Oxford University
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April 26, 1950]
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