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.




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Treasure Chester(ton): Forgotten Gems from the Prince of Paradox

I have made another book consisting of a collection of Chesterton writings, called Treasure Chest(erton): Forgotten Gems from the Prince of Paradox for anybody interested in reading more GKC. As the title suggests, it consists of some of Chesterton's more obscure writings I have come across, and which I wished to provide

Here is the printed version:

And here is the kindle version:

Here is the preface:

Having previously published a book containing 24 articles that G.K. Chesterton had written for the magazine The Speaker near the beginning of his career, I wished to publish another volume containing some additional pieces of his more obscure writings. While no doubt it is possible that portions of the following have been found quoted in other books and magazines (a couple of quotes I know off hand have been) in the intervening century or so since they were published, not all necessarily have been. At the very least, they are not as easy to obtain as some of Chesterton’s more well-known writings. That being the case, I wished to make them more readily available. I begin by providing various quotes of his that I have been able to locate from various pieces of his journalism, followed by some longer passages from the same. These are followed by the main body of the work, a series of six articles by Chesterton that I found very instructive and entertaining. They range from the clearly playful article “Live Furniture” to the extraordinary “The Poetic Quality of Liberalism.” Finally, I have included two of the earliest articles written by Chesterton, short book reviews which he wrote for The Academy in 1895 when he was 21, mainly because they were two of the earliest of Chesterton’s writings to appear in print (outside of the pages of The Debater).
I hope all Chestertonians may greatly benefit from this volume.
And here is the table of contents:

Quotes

Shorter Quotes
Longer Passages

Articles

Humanitarianism: True and False (1903)
Live Furniture (1904)
The Poetic Quality in Liberalism (1905)
The New Humility (1906)
"Jesus" or "Christ" (1910)
An Agnostic Defeat (1912) 

Short Book Reviews  

The Ruskin Reader (1895)
Suppressed Chapters. By Robert Bridges (1895)


5 comments:

Madeleine Durand said...

Awesome!!! This is going on my Wish List! What is the name of the other book you had published? Next time I order from Amazon...

Mike said...

:-)

The other book is called GKC Speaks: Articles from the Speaker:

http://platitudesundone.blogspot.com/2013/02/gkc-speaks-articles-from-speaker.html

Mike said...

Trying that link again....lol

http://platitudesundone.blogspot.com/2013/02/gkc-speaks-articles-from-speaker.html

Madeleine Durand said...

Thanks! I'm saving that!

Mike said...

:-)