Hugo Dyson: A Roaring Cataract of Nonsense
The always verbose and entertaining Hugo Dyson was once so talkative, clever, and exuberant at an Inklings meeting that C.S. Lewis described him as "a roaring cataract of nonsense" (Collected Letters 2: 288). Author Joel Heck chronicles the contribution of this witty, humorous, and enthusiastic man, discusses some biographical background to Dyson, and seeks to quantify his role in Lewis's conversion. Heck argues that Dyson was probably even more influential in Lewis’s conversion to Christianity than J.R.R. Tolkien.