CSL Daily 11/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Turn of the Tide” is a Lewis poem that was published on Nov. 1, 1948 in Punch (Almanac). Revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I saw how stories of this kind [fairy stories] could steal past a certain inhabitant which had paralysed much of my own religion  in childhood.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)

CSL Daily 11/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said” was first published on Nov. 18, 1956 in The New York Times Book Review.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)

CSL Daily 11/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce II” was published on Nov. 17, 1944 in The Guardian. It later became part of chapter two of The Great Divorce.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[About the grey town:] “That’s one of the disappointments. I thought you’d meet interesting historical characters. But you don’t: they’re too far away.”

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce II”
(First published in The Guardian on 11/17/1944)

CSL Daily 11/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On November 16, 1966 the US edition of Letters of C.S. Lewis came out. It was edited, with a memoir by W.H. Lewis, his brother. It was released in the UK on April 18 of the same year.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The remarkable thing about his literary career is that it never occurred to him until a relatively late date that his great achievement would be prose.”

Letters of C.S. Lewis – Memoir by W. H. Lewis
(US edition published 11/16/1966)

CSL Daily 11/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Nov. 14, 1958 Lewis wrote to Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher to accept his invitation to become a member of the Commission to Revise the Psalter.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Despair is a greater sin than any of the sins which provoke it.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXIX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/14/1941)