CSL Daily 6/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Stories: and Other Essays on Literature was initially published on June 24th in 1982.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We act from duty in the hope that someday we shall do the same acts freely and delightfully.”

The Novels of Charles Williams
(Published in On Stories on 6/24/1982)

CSL Daily 4/29/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Found in On Stories, “On Three Ways of Writing for Children” was first a talk given on April 29, 1952 to the Library
Association at Bournemouth.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

On Three Ways of Writing for Children
(Talk given on 4/29/1952)

Q04-29 - (Desire Grown Up)

CSL Daily 2/12/17

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 2/11/17

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 9/22

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On this day (Sept. 22) in 1944 “The Death of Words” was published in The Spectator. It was republished in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The most important sense of a word is not always the most useful. What is the good of deepening a word’s connotation if you deprive the word of all practicable denotation?”

The Death of Words
(Published 9/22/1944 in The Spectator)