CSL Daily 02/12/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters to Malcolm came out in the US on February 12, 1964. It had been released in the UK at the end of the previous month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Charles Williams writes] that sort of book in which we begin by saying, ‘Let us suppose that this everyday world were, at some one point, invaded by the marvellous. Let us, in fact, suppose a violation of frontier.'”

The Novels of Charles Williams
(Talk recorded and aired on 2/11/1949; now found in On Stories)

Q02-12 (Books Williams Writes)

CSL Daily 02/11/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on the BBC on February 11, 1949 on “The Novels of Charles Williams.” It was recorded and is also in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To find that one’s emotions do not ‘come to heel’ and line up as stable sentiments in permanent conformity with one’s convictions is simply the facts of being a fallen, and still imperfectly redeemed, man.”

Letter to Michael Edwardson 2/11/1960
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-11 (Imperfectly Redeemed)

CSL Daily 12/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis mentioned “Tolkien’s unfinished sequel to the Hobbit” in the preface of Essays Presented to Charles Williams (a book Lewis edited and published in 1947).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all passions the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.”

The Inner Ring
(Talk given on 12/14/1944)

CSL Daily 10/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Oct. 21, 1948 Arthurian Torso was published. It contains commentary by Lewis on Charles Williams’s Arthurian poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,” said Aslan. “And that is both honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.”

Prince Caspian
(Published 10/15/1951)

CSL Daily 8/02/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“On the Death of Charles Williams” (“To Charles Williams” in Poems) was first published in the August, 1945 issue of Britain Today.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God’s presence is not the same as the feeling of God’s presence and He may be doing most for us when we think He is doing least.”

Letter to Mary Margaret McCaslin 8/2/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)