G.K. Chesterton





G.K. Chesterton


Born
in Kensington, London, England
May 29, 1874

Died
June 14, 1936

Genre

Influences


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of w ...more

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“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions

“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
G.K. Chesterton

Polls

May 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  59 votes, 17.9%

 
  55 votes, 16.7%

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232
 
  37 votes, 11.2%

 
  31 votes, 9.4%

 
  27 votes, 8.2%

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 1989, 288 pgs
 
  26 votes, 7.9%

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, 1962, 246
 
  22 votes, 6.7%

 
  20 votes, 6.1%

 
  12 votes, 3.6%

 
  11 votes, 3.3%

 
  11 votes, 3.3%

Silence by Shūsaku Endō, 1966, 201
 
  9 votes, 2.7%

 
  5 votes, 1.5%

 
  4 votes, 1.2%

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