Thursday, July 10, 2008

National Review: Chesterton’s Marvelous Year

National Review's current issue (July 14, 2008) contains this gem: "Chesterton’s Marvelous Year" by M. D. Aeschliman, who revisits The Man Who Was Thursday and more.
It is just a hundred years ago that one of the noblest and wittiest thinkers ever to write in our language, G. K. Chesterton, burst upon the scene with two masterworks. He is impossible to categorize in our specialized subject-area pigeonholes: He wrote vast amounts across a wide horizon, and must ultimately be categorized simply as a writer. In 1908 Chesterton published, among other things, two of the great works of modern literature, his novel The Man Who Was Thursday and his apologetic credo Orthodoxy. His essays and incidental journalism were also represented in a collection that same year, titled All Things Considered.
Although much shorter than the New Yorker article, this one at least praises Chesterton for who he really was.

H/T: Bob C.

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