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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:15 pm 
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What does everyone think of GK Chesterton?
wow guys it's so good to be back!

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Hi there, Rogue! Welcome Back!

I discovered GK Chesterton through the Quotations Page. He turned up numerous times in some keyword search. I then read a brief biography of him and now he's everywhere I turn! There's a Catholic channel on cable that has a show featuring his work. That's not normally a channel I watch, but I always enjoy that show when I stumble across it.

What's your opinion of and experience with Chesterton?

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I just started reading "The Man Who Was Thursday". It's quite a thriller! He manages to combine some philosophy with a clever plot quite seamlessly.


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Interesting, Dan.... I didn't know Chesterton had written fiction. Do you of any of his other fiction books?

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I found this list of his works on the web. It seems he did write quite a bit of fiction. It was interesting to find out that he wrote "The Man who knew too Much".

http://www.dur.ac.uk/martin.ward/gkc/books/index.html


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Dan, you ARE the man! What a great resource that website is!!! I've added it to my favorites. I quickly read a couple of his essays and made note of many others to read ASAP. Thanks!

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Who is Gk Chesterton?


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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874–1936, English author. Conservative, even reactionary, in his thinking, Chesterton was a convert (1922) to Roman Catholicism and its champion. He has been called the “prince of paradox” because his dogma is often hidden beneath a light, energetic, and whimsical style. A prolific writer, Chesterton wrote studies of Browning (1903) and Dickens (1906); several novels including The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) and The Man Who Was Thursday (1908); a noted series of crime stories featuring Father Brown as detective; many poems, collected in 1927; and his famous essays, collected in Tremendous Trifles (1909), Come to Think of It (1930), and other volumes. from Columbia Encyclopedia online



By the way, Kujo... welcome to the Quotations/Literature Page Forum! :D

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Thanks. And thanks again. I'm going to have to check this GK Chesterton out. :D


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We have three Chesterton novels online at The Literature Page:

http://www.literaturepage.com/authors/G ... erton.html

More are coming soon. I enjoyed "The Man Who Knew Too Much".

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