Lewis on Tolkien
"He is a very great man, His published works (both imaginative & scholarly) ought to fill a shelf by now; but he's one of those people who is never satisfied with a MS. The mere suggestion of publication provokes the reply 'Yes, I'll just look through it and give it a few finishing touches' -- wh. means that he really begins the whole thing over again.
Letters - Oct 29th 1944.
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