C.S. Lewis, interview with Sherwood E. Wirt, in God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics
, ed. Walter Hooper (1970; rpt. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014), pp. 285-296 (at 292):
Wirt: How would you evaluate modern literary trends as exemplified by such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett and Jean-Paul Sartre?
Lewis: I have read very little in this field. I am not a contemporary scholar. I am not even a scholar of the past, but I am a lover of the past.
Hat tip: Joel Eidsath.