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.




Friday, May 13, 2011

BBC Documentary on GKC's "Father Brown"

The BBC did a half-hour documentary on GKC's "Father Brown" stories (since 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Innocence of Father Brown, the first collection of Father Brown stories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b010xzzf/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike, Please warn your readers against the BBC Father Brown television series, which uses the name as a peg to hang stories not remotely related to Chesterton, updated to the 1950's (apparently BBC believes we prefer to watch programmes set in a time some of us can remember) with Catholic services in Anglican churches, and a slew of characters more suited to Downton Abbey than to anything claiming a link to Chesterton.