On Nothing and Kindred Subjects (Dodo Press)
Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc (1870-1953) was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. His best travel writing has secured a permanent following. The Path to Rome (1902), an account of a walking pilgrimage he made from central France across the Alps and down to Rome, has remained continuously in print. More than a mere travelogue,...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Dodo Press
(first published 1908)
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I like this better than his political works. Random essays about various things, often framed in the context of traveling. Some essays are profound, like the unknown country or the faery castle. Others are silly, like Ignorance. But all are well worth the reading. I was surprised to find the book was over, and wished it lasted longer.
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his...moreMore about Hilaire Belloc...