CSL Daily 10/30/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“A Note on Jane Austen” was published in the October, 1954 issue of Essays in Criticism.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The hard core of morality and even of religion seems to me to be just what makes good comedy possible.”

A Note on Jane Austen
(Published in the October, 1954 issue of Essays in Criticism)

 

CSL Daily 10/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Oct. 5, 1954 The Horse and His Boy was release in the US for the first time. It debuted in the UK last month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him.”

(Broadcast on BBC on 10/4/1942; Chapter four (Morality and Psychoanalysis) from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

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)