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.




Sunday, March 17, 2013

Since recently posting about one famous Argentinian in reference to Chesterton, here is the thoughts of another one, Jorge Luis Borges, about GKC's "Father Brown" stories:

"Chesterton said that there had never been detective stories better than those of Poe, but Chesterton himself seems to me better than Poe."

[quoted in The Fantastic Fiction of Gilbert Chesterton, Martin Gardner, p. 91 (2008)]

2 comments:

coffeepotcurve said...

I like Chesterton better then Poe myself. Of course I never could get past Poe's morbidity. So needless to say harder to appreciate his mystery.

Mike said...

:-) Well, I haven't ever read anything by Poe (except for "The Raven", of course, at school), so I cannot compare and contrast the two....That said, I have a feeling I would prefer Chesterton to Poe in any case (and that quite apart from my great love for GKC; I would probably prefer most people to Poe, for precisely the reason of the latter's morbidity.)