Re: As C.S. Lewis said...
And from the same article:
"“His books left him poor,” Maudlin said. “He had all of this money coming in, but he didn’t take those royalties.”
Lewis vowed to donate all the money he made from his books on Christianity, Maudlin says. He got big tax bills for his Christian books but struggled to pay them because he had given the money away.
Lewis refused to renounce his vow even though his money worries persisted throughout his life, Maudlin says."
"“American publishers worried about offending their more puritanical readers because it seemed impossible to get a dust jacket picture of Jack without a pint or a cigarette,” says Michael Tomko, a literature professor at Villanova University in Pennsylvania."
"When the University of St. Andrews in Scotland awarded Lewis an honorary degree in 1945, Lewis gloomily joked that he preferred getting a “case of Scotch whiskey.”"