C. S. Lewis spotting
- Two brief references to CSL I spotted this past week which I think
show he may be becoming almost as ubiquitous as Tolkien:
(1) The Teaching Company's cd lecture series THE ART OF READING by
Prof. Timothy Spurgin, catalogue description of Episode #1:
1. Artful Reading and Everyday Reading
"In this introductory lecture, discover the difference between
everyday reading (reading to extract information) and artful reading
(reading to take pleasure in language). Also, learn how noted author
C. S. Lewis defined the two types of readers, and outline the methods
you'll use over the next 23 lectures."
(2) CURMUDGEON, collected by Jon Winokur. Topic of the month: "Boredom"
--along with Oscar Wilde, Ambrose Bierce, Dr. Johnson, and many less
notable persons, CSL is one of the curmudgeon/wits quoted:
"It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one" -- C.
[source: THE FUNNY TIMES, August 2009 issue, page 8]
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