CSL Daily 9/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Landing” is a poem published in Punch on Sept. 15, 1948; a revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The limit of giving is to be the limit of our ability to give.”

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
(Published 9/16/1954)

 

CSL Daily 9/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama by Lewis was published September 16, 1954. (It was nearly 30 years in the making).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The rule of decorum exists to avoid clashes or shocks to organized sensibility: but it was an early discovery that an occasional defiance of the rule, resulting in a shock, can give pleasure; a pleasure rich in tragic or comic possibilities. Indeed one of the purposes for which the rule exists is that it may sometimes be broken.”

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
(Published 9/16/1954)

CSL Daily 9/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Blimpophobia” is an article written by Lewis that was published on September 9, 1944 in Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The scratches on your back, tear for tear, throb for throb, blood for blood, were equal to the stripes laid on the back of your stepmother’s slave because of the drugged sleep you cast upon her. You needed to know what it felt like.”

The Horse and His Boy
(Published 9/6/54)

CSL Daily 9/06/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Horse and His Boy was published on September 6, 1954. It was the fifth published book.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We’re free Narnians, Hwin and I, and I suppose, if you’re running away to Narnia, you want to be one too. In that case Hwin isn’t your horse any longer. One might just as well say you’re her human.”

The Horse and His Boy
(Published 9/6/54)

 

CSL Daily 8/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Voyage to Venus by Lewis was published on August 14, 1953. It is the same book as Perelandra from 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We must use the talent we have, not the talents we haven’t.”

Letter to Cynthia Donnelly 8/14/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)