The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994 Notes & Quotes

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994 Notes & Quotes The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing

“I have always loved fairy tales, and to this day read E. Nesbit and the Oz books, Andrew Lang and the Narnia books and Tolkien with more intensity than I read almost anything else.”

Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace

“False memories are more prevalent than we think and have become a major problem. False memories are a lot easier to implant than most people realize.”

Elizabeth Loftus, professor of psychology, University of Washington. See 29 September 1994 Newsweek, 68-9.

“After all, we are in the entertainment business.”

Rupert Murdoch, Sunday Times (29 January 1989), accounting for his promotion of the forged Hitler diaries. (Murdoch owns HarperCollins.)

“The film catapulted the Lewisiana industry through the stratosphere and few can doubt that visitors to Oxford are now more interested in Lewis than Cardinal Wolsey, Cardinal Newman and William Morris put together.”

Reg Little, Oxford Times (5 August 1994)

Errata: On the fifth page of chapter 8 of Light in the Shadowlands two key phrases were accidentally dropped from the following paragraph when the book went to the printer.

As soon as Poems was published I read it and saw that in my opinion the most significant poem of all was “Reason and Imagination,” which Hooper had evidently misunderstood, because he mistitled it “Reason.” Over eleven years later, on 2 January 1976, Hooper graciously arranged for me to have tea at the Atheneum Club with Owen Barfield. I was eager to hear what Barfield would say about “Reason and Imagination,” because I thought he had a special interest in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s views on the same subject. To my dismay, he had never heard of the poem (which I described in detail), much less read it; and he didn’t express any particular interest in Lewis’s posthumous literature.