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G K Chesterton: A Reappraisal

Conlon, Denis

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ISBN 10: 0413777685 / ISBN 13: 9780413777683
Verlag: Methuen, 2015
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A study focusing on Chesterton as writer and artist, and addressing charges of anti-Semitism Gilbert Keith Chesterton, one of the most controversial literary figures of the early 20th century, is attracting renewed attention as the proposal of his name for canonization is met with accusations of anti-Semitism. His reaction to being raised to the altars as St. Gilbert would undoubtedly have been to roar with laughter at the joke. It would have been the same if he had known that he was nominated, as he was, for the Nobel Literary Prize in 1935, and he certainly would have appreciated the fact that 1935 was the year in which the prize was not awarded, leaving him to join many another distinguished author. Nonetheless, he was the leading Christian apologist of his generation, and an author whose fecundity in every literary field has clouded perceptions of his standing. Anthony Burgess's assessment was that "to teach and please at the same time is given to few. In the 20th century perhaps only Shaw, Wells, Aldous Huxley and Chesterton have had the faculty." His poems, essays, and stories, especially those featuring his clerical detective Father Brown, form an insidious part of the bric a brac of the minds of English-speakers across the globe. In this study Denis Conlon has focused on Chesterton both as a writer and as an artist, and has met the anti-Semitism charge head on by including in part three a complete anthology of his writings on Jewish matters, which, while occasionally sounding offensive in post-Holocaust times, do compare well with those of most of his contemporaries. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0413777685

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A study focusing on Chesterton as writer and artist, and addressing charges of anti-Semitism   Gilbert Keith Chesterton, one of the most controversial literary figures of the early 20th century, is attracting renewed attention as the proposal of his name for canonization is met with accusations of anti-Semitism. His reaction to being raised to the altars as St. Gilbert would undoubtedly have been to roar with laughter at the joke. It would have been the same if he had known that he was nominated, as he was, for the Nobel Literary Prize in 1935, and he certainly would have appreciated the fact that 1935 was the year in which the prize was not awarded, leaving him to join many another distinguished author. Nonetheless, he was the leading Christian apologist of his generation, and an author whose fecundity in every literary field has clouded perceptions of his standing. Anthony Burgess's assessment was that "to teach and please at the same time is given to few. In the 20th century perhaps only Shaw, Wells, Aldous Huxley and Chesterton have had the faculty." His poems, essays, and stories, especially those featuring his clerical detective Father Brown, form an insidious part of the bric a? brac of the minds of English-speakers across the globe. In this study Denis Conlon has focused on Chesterton both as a writer and as an artist, and has met the anti-Semitism charge head on by including in part three a complete anthology of his writings on Jewish matters, which, while occasionally sounding offensive in post-Holocaust times, do compare well with those of most of his contemporaries.

Über den Autor: Denis Conlon has edited many editions of medieval texts, modern plays, and short stories. A long-standing member of the Chesterton Society, he served as its chairman from 1996 until 2008. Among his many publications in this field are Chesterton: The Critical Judgements (1900?1937), Chesterton: A Half Century of Views. He also rediscovered and published Chesterton?s lost first novel, Basil Howe.

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Titel: G K Chesterton: A Reappraisal

Verlag: Methuen

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

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