CSL Daily 11/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Turn of the Tide” is a Lewis poem that was published on Nov. 1, 1948 in Punch (Almanac). Revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I saw how stories of this kind [fairy stories] could steal past a certain inhabitant which had paralysed much of my own religion  in childhood.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)

CSL Daily 10/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Poems is a book collecting nearly all of Lewis’s shorter poems that was released on Oct. 26, 1964.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”

Forgiveness
(Broadcast on BBC on 10/18/1942; Chapter Seven from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

CSL Daily 9/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 12, 1951 “The Country of the Blind” is a poem first published in Punch and available in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.”

Out of the Silent Planet
(Published 9/23/1938)

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 8/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem “Two Kinds of Memory” was published on August 7, 1947 in Time and Tide. A revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven.”

Letter to Mrs. Johnson 8/7/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)