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Chesterton, G. K. English journalist and author, who came of a family of estate-agents, was born in London on the 29th of May 1874. He was educated at St Paul’s school, which he left in 1891 with the idea of studying art. But his natural bent was literary, and he devoted himself mainly to cultivating that means of expression, both in prose and verse; he did occasional reviewing, and had some experience in a publisher’s office. In 1900, having already produced a volume of clever poems, The Wild Knight, he definitely took to journalism as a career, and became a regular contributor of signed articles to the Liberal journals, the Speaker and Daily News. He established himself from the first as a writer with a distinct personality, combative to a swashbuckling degree, unconventional and dogmatic; and the republication of much of his work in a series of volumes (e.g. Twelve Types, Heretics, Orthodoxy), characterized by much acuteness of criticism, a pungent style, and the capacity of laying down the law with unflagging impetuosity and humour, enhanced his reputation. His powers as a writer are best shown in his studies of Browning (in the „English Men of Letters “ series) and of Dickens; but these were only rather more ambitious essays among a medley of characteristic utterances, ranging from fiction (including The Napoleon of Notting Hill) to fugitive verse, and from artistic criticism to discussions of ethics and religion.

What I saw in America

What I saw in America – Gilbert Keith Chesterton Americans like to read the opinions of other people from other lands about them, and particularly will they delight in this volume by G. K. Chesterton. There is a rich vein … Weiterlesen

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Eugenics and other Evils

Eugenics and other Evils – Gilbert Keith Chesterton The Zionists have often spoken about the hoped-for Jewish homeland in Palestine becoming a center whence would emanate, as of old, great ideas and ideals. Such a radiation has already begun, but … Weiterlesen

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much – Gilbert Keith Chesterton The Zionists have often spoken about the hoped-for Jewish homeland in Palestine becoming a center whence would emanate, as of old, great ideas and ideals. Such a radiation has already … Weiterlesen

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The New Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem – Gilbert Keith Chesterton The Zionists have often spoken about the hoped-for Jewish homeland in Palestine becoming a center whence would emanate, as of old, great ideas and ideals. Such a radiation has already begun, but it … Weiterlesen

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The Uses of Diversity

The Uses of Diversity – Gilbert Keith Chesterton In this collection of papers the author, in his characteristically discursive fashion, gives his impressions of the Irish character as an almost paradoxical combination of visionary dreamer and practical peasant. He emphasizes … Weiterlesen

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The Superstition of Divorce

The Superstition of Divorce – Gilbert Keith Chesterton In this collection of papers the author, in his characteristically discursive fashion, gives his impressions of the Irish character as an almost paradoxical combination of visionary dreamer and practical peasant. He emphasizes … Weiterlesen

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Irish Impressions

Irish Impressions – Gilbert Keith Chesterton In this collection of papers the author, in his characteristically discursive fashion, gives his impressions of the Irish character as an almost paradoxical combination of visionary dreamer and practical peasant. He emphasizes the fundamental … Weiterlesen

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A Short History of England

A Short History of England – Gilbert Keith Chesterton Chesterton, in his unimitable way, remarks that “the only way to write a popular history is to write it backwards.” This is somewhat the method he employs in his book, “A … Weiterlesen

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Utopia of Usurers

Utopia of Usurers – Gilbert Keith Chesterton Characteristically brilliant and daring essays on sociological subjects in which is depicted the Utopia of the hard-headed business man, capitalists, and the millionaires who will arrange their own paradise and deal with art, … Weiterlesen

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The Book of Job

The Book of Job – Gilbert Keith Chesterton The Book of Job is among the other Old Testament Books both a philosophical riddle and a historical riddle. Controversy has long raged about which parts of this epic belong to its … Weiterlesen

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