Book Review

Mutually Edifying

Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis by Gina Dalfonzo

reviewed by Louis Markos

"What I'm saying is . . . that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way." So claims the male protagonist near the beginning of When Harry Met Sally (1989), a film that helped revive the romantic comedy as a staple movie genre. By the end of the movie, Harry and Sally fall in love and marry, a denouement that rather supports than explodes Harry's contention that men and women can't be friends.

Fast forward three decades to a world that . . .

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Louis Markos , Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His 19 books include Lewis Agonistes; Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis; On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis.

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