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Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton: Collected Poetry : Part 1 (Collected Works of Gk Chesterton) [Paperback]

By G. K. Chesterton (Author) & Aidan Mackey (Editor)
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G.K. Chesterton Edited by Aidan Mackey The first of two volumes of Chesterton's poetry, many of which have never been published before. Mackey, a Chesterton expert, has been collecting GKC's poems over a period of years and he has arranged them by subject. There are also alphabetical indexes by title and by the first line to aid the reader. Chesterton was the poet of the ordinary, denying that anything was or could be uninteresting; his verse celebrates lamp-posts and daisies and railway stations. Above all he gave unceasing thanks for "The Great Minimum", that gift of mere existence, to which any added joy is almost superfluous. As in his other writings, Chesterton's poems carried his rollicking yet devastating barbs launched at the cant and humbug of the planners, politicians and self-appointed reformers of his day. The first of two volumes of Chesterton's poetry,

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Studio: Ignatius Press
Pages   608
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 1994
Publisher   Ignatius Press
Series  G.K. Chesterton Collected Works  
Series Number  10  
ISBN  0898703913  
ISBN13  9780898703917  
UPC  008987039136  

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More About G. K. Chesterton & Aidan Mackey

G. K. Chesterton G.K. Chesteron was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best-known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much(1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938.
Michael D. Hurley is a Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He has written widely on English literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on poetry and poetics. His book on G. K. Chesterton was published in 2011."

G. K. Chesterton lived in London. G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874 and died in 1936.

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Dickens's finest interpreter until after World War II  Jul 16, 2007
Written in 1906 and 1911 and bound as this affordable paperback, Chesterton's two volumes of Dickens criticism remain superb, and have seldom been bettered by the academic industry's vast output. Although Chesterton's addiction to paradox can challenge or annoy readers unfamiliar with his style, a brief immersion dispels the difficulty, and further reading yields a mine of insights into Dickens as man and writer unsurpassed even by the publication of J. Hillis Miller's pathbreaking book of 1958. And: whereas Miller enjoyed not only the advantages of time and distance but also his rigorous training in academic criticism and scholarship, Chesterton wrote "simply" as one of those invaluable late Victorian and Edwardian "men of letters." In addition, he took on Dickens during the first fifty years after his death in 1870, when criticizing "The Inimitable" meant jousting with a National Institution. Writing as what we would call an "amateur," Chesterton perceptively celebrates Dickens's virtues with a love unblinded by a shrewd awareness of Dickens's faults. Some readers may find Chesterton's orthodox Catholic world view annoying, particularly when it obtrudes itself occasionally into his prose. But as a "simple," lifelong "Bible" Christian, Dickens would almost certainly have considered a relgious point of departure a matter of course -- although he would also almost certainly have deplored Chesterton's occasional narrowness. Those who bear with him for a single chapter will almost certainly be seduced by his penetrating and thought-provoking analyses; amateur and professional Dickensians alike should find this volume a perfect introduction to a deeper understanding of the novels and the man.
You can never go wrong with Chesterton  Jul 4, 2007
You can never go wrong with Chesterton. Chesterton can help you think, even if you're not good at it.
A delightful collection... (Vol. X of the series)  Jun 12, 2001
Chesterton lovers and lovers of poetry in the classical English forms will enjoy this collection of poems by one of the 20th century's greatest stylists, G.K. Chesterton.

After a section of juvenalia, the poems are arranged by broad subject. My only complaint with the volume is that it is not complete, and that Ignatius Press has not yet released Part 2 of the Collected Poetry.

But you will find many things in this volume in no other collection of Chesterton's poetry, including his poem about Notre Dame football. So if you enjoy Chesterton, or poetry, or both, check out this book.


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