A blog dedicated to providing quotes by and posts relating to one of the most influential (and quotable!) authors of the twentieth century, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). If you do not know much about GKC, I suggest visiting the webpage of the American Chesterton Society as well as this wonderful Chesterton Facebook Page by a fellow Chestertonian

I also have created a list detailing examples of the influence of Chesterton if you are interested, that I work on from time to time.

(Moreover, for a list of short GKC quotes, I have created one here, citing the sources)

"...Stevenson had found that the secret of life lies in laughter and humility."

-Heretics (1905)

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"The Speaker" Articles

A book I published containing 112 pieces Chesterton wrote for the newspaper "The Speaker" at the beginning of his career.

They are also available for free electronically on another blog of mine here, if you wish to read them that way.




Saturday, January 1, 2011

Another GKC reference in a Dean Koontz novel

Another Chesterton reference in a Dean Koontz novel. From his novel What the Night Knows, this passage:

Across her desk spilled glossy magazines published for teenagers and, by way of implausible contrast, a paperback of The Everlasting Man, by G.K. Chesterton.

[BTW, I plan on getting back to quoting actual passages from GKC himself soon.]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Forget Koontz and forget his book “What the Night Knows” (a ghost vengeance story, been there, done that), instead read a book that’s really been BANNED like “America Deceived II” by E.A. Blayre III.
Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:
http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

Mike said...

I am not familiar with the book you mentioned, but I am curious, if you do not mind my asking, as to why you think I should read the book you mentioned? (I have not checked the link, btw). After all, the simple fact that a book has been "banned" does not particulary show that its worth reading..."Banned" books (quite apart from the question as to why they have been banned) can be quite as poorly written as any other...If the only reason i should read a book is because it has been "banned", then it doesn't seem to have much to commend it otherwise....So, like I said, just curious as to why you think I should read it. Thanks.

In any case, I have not really read Koontz. I mentioned the Koontz novel simply because of the reference to G.K. Chesterton. Given that this is a Chesterton blog, and since The Everlasting Man is one of my favorite books, I found it interesting to see it referenced in a novel of a bestselling author.