CSL Daily 3/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 25, 1987 the US edition of Present Concerns, a collection of eighteen essays, became available.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.”

Letter to Sister Penelope CSMV on 3/25/1943
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q03-25 (Symbolism Exists)

CSL Daily 1/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Prudery and Philology” was published on January 21, 1955 in The Spectator.  It is available in the Present Concerns book.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.”

The Weight of Glory
(Published in Screwtape Proposes a Toast on 1/4/1965)

Q01-21 (Enchantment of Worldliness)

CSL Daily 12/30

FACT OF THE DAY:

On December 29, 1944 the essay “Private  Bates” was published in The Spectator. Now available in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We must get rid of our arrogant assumption that it is the masses who can be led by the nose. As far as I can make out, the shoe is on the other foot. The only people who are really the dupes of their favourite newspapers are the intelligentsia. It is they who read leading articles: the poor read the sporting news, which is mostly true.”

Private Bates
(Published in The Spectator on 12/29/1944)

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CSL Daily 12/09

FACT OF THE DAY:

“After Priggery – What?” is an essay by Lewis first published on December 7, 1945 in The Spectator. Available now in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To avoid a man’s society because he is poor or ugly or stupid may be bad; but to avoid it because he is wicked—with the all but inevitable implication that you are less wicked (at least in some respect)—is dangerous and disgusting.”

After Priggery – What?
(Published in The Spectator on 12/7/1945)

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CSL Daily 9/4

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On this date (Sept. 4) in 1943 “My First School” was printed in Time and Tide as “Notes on the Way.” Reprinted in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Only children quarrel about whether pancakes are nice or nasty, but grown men quarrel about whether an act is right or wrong.”

Answers to Listeners’ Questions transcript
(BBC Broadcast from 9/3/1941 known as “Some Objections” in Broadcast Talks)