CSL Daily 9/04/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 4, 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)

CSL Daily 7/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The lighthearted essay “A Dream” was first published on July 28, 1944 in The Spectator. It’s available in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In my waking hours I would never [approve some actions]. But the dreaming mind is regrettably immoral.”

A Dream
(Published in The Spectator on 7/28/1945)

CSL Daily 7/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Present Concerns, an essay collection, came out on July 10, 1986. At the time all 19 essays had not previously been collected.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The knight…is not a compromise or happy mean between ferocity and meekness; he is fierce to the nth and meek to the nth.”

The Necessity of Chivalry
(Available in Present Concern published 7/10/1986)

BONUS:

Hear an essay chat podcast on “The Necessity of Chivalry” (guest is Dr. Bruce Johnson)

CSL Daily 6/1/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Is History Bunk? by Lewis was first published June 1, 1957 in The Cambridge Review. It’s reprinted in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There will always be those who, on discovering that history cannot really be turned to much practical account, will pronounce history to be Bunk.”

Is History Bunk?
(Published on 6/1/1957 in The Cambridge Review)

 

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)