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, March 16, 2013

Francis

Since Pope Francis is an honorary board member of the Argentinian Chesterton Society, perhaps now would be a good time to read (or re-read, as the case may be) Chesterton's St. Francis of Assisi. (Though I cannot say for sure, of course, still, given those circumstances and the Pope's obvious devotion to St. Francis, it would not seem improbable that the Pope might have read GKC's book on St. Francis).

We know that Pope Pius XI was familiar with the book, as Chesterton mentions in The Resurrection of Rome that the former had said "some very generous things about a sketch I wrote of St. Francis of Assisi." (And, of course, Mumford and Sons incorporates a passage from it in their song "The Cave.")

In any case, it is a good book to read. :-)

3 comments:

coffeepotcurve said...

:-) Cool, yes time to read that!

Mike said...

Do you have it? :-)

coffeepotcurve said...

Sadly no, I will need to find a copy first. I wonder if they have it on Kindle.