CSL Daily 11/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Image and Imagination, the last book with previously unpublished material from Lewis was released in November, 2013.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“What we do when we imagine, then, is to suppose (with or without the support of explicit images) a reshuffling of universals taken from the actual world.”

Image and Imagination
(First published in Image and Imagination in November, 2013)

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)

CSL Daily 11/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters – XXIX: Cowardice was released on Nov. 14, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Our research department has not yet discovered (though success is hourly expected) how to produce any virtue. This is a serious handicap. To be greatly and effectively wicked a man needs some virtue.”

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

CSL Daily 11/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Although previously released in 1991, All My Road Before Me came out in paperback in the US on Nov. 13, 1992.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it,’ while really it is finding its place in him.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXVIII
(First published in The Guardian on 11/7/1941)

CSL Daily 11/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’ first ever essay was published in November, 1912 in Cherbourg School Magazine and called “The Expedition to Holly Bush Hill.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling’— which looks as if everything depended on us and our good actions: but the second half goes on, ‘For it is God who worketh in you’— which looks as if God did everything and we nothing.”

Faith (Given as a talk on the BBC on November 8, 1942 and later published as chapter 12 in Christian Behavior)

CSL Daily 11/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The American edition of Mere Christianity was first published on Nov. 11, 1952. It was published on July 7 in the UK the same year.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.”

Hope
(Chapter 10 of Book III (Christian Behavior) in Mere Christianity)