CSL Daily 11/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Period Criticism” is an essay about Chesterton that was first published on Nov. 9, 1946 in “Notes on the Way” column in Time and Tide.

Hear an “essay chat” podcast discussion on this shorter work, Period Criticism.

– – –

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The truth is that the whole criticism which turns on dates and periods, as if age-groups were the proper classification of readers, is confused and even vulgar.”

Period Criticism
(Published on 11/9/1946 as “Notes on the Way” column in Time and Tide)

 

CSL Daily 10/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Talking about Bicycles,” one of Lewis’s shorter works was published in the October, 1946 issue of Resistance.

– – –

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”

The Great Sin
(Broadcast on BBC on 10/25/1942; Chapter Eight from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

CSL Daily 8/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Solomon,” a poem by Lewis was published in the August 14, 1946 issue of Punch.

– – –

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think God wants us to love Him more, not to love creatures (even animals) less.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne on 8/18/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 8/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A second edition of The Abolition of Man was published by Geoffrey Bles on August 12, 1946.

– – –

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man’s mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut.”

The Abolition of Man
(2nd Edition Published 8/12/1946)

 

CSL Daily 6/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of St. Andrews on June 28, 1946.

– – –

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Think of yourself just as a seed patiently wintering in the earth; waiting to come up a flower in the Gardener’s good time, up into the real world, the real waking.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 6/28/1963
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)