On C.S. Lewis’s birthday, an amusing anecdote

A previous post, repeated here on the occasion of C.S. Lewis’s 116th birthday:

During a recorded conversation between authors C.S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, and Brian Aldiss, Lewis is talking about science fiction when he abruptly changes the subject:

Lewis:  … Are you looking for an ashtray? Use the carpet.

Amis:  I was looking for the Scotch, actually.

Lewis:  Oh, yes, do, I beg your pardon.

From Of Other Worlds: Essays & Stories, a collection of Lewis’s writings edited by Walter Hooper

more about c.s. lewis:

Professor Don W. King on Ruth Pitter, poet and friend of C.S. Lewis

Revitalizing liturgical worship: C.S. Lewis on ritual

C.S. Lewis an Anglo-Catholic? Taylor Marshall considers the question

The spirit of man and spiritual men — C.S. Lewis clarifies

What ‘joy’ meant to C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis on silencing the voice of conscience

John Wain versus C.S. Lewis on the role of the writer

Finding C.S. Lewis in a peculiar place

Annihilation or Restoration? With C.S. Lewis’s reflection on depravity


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