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The Wild Knight

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Contents Include: By the Babe Unborn The World's Lover The Skeleton A Chord of Colour The Happy Man The Unpardonable Sin A Novelty Ultimate The Donkey The Beatific Vision The Hope of the Streets Ecclesiastes The Songs of the Children The Fish Gold Leaves Thou Shalt Not Kill A Certain Evening A Man and His Image The Mariner The Triumph of Man Cyclopean Joseph Modern Elfland ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published January 24th 2007 by Pierides Press (first published May 1st 2000)
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Pramod Nair
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, who was also known as the “Prince of Paradox”, is one of the most prolific, diverse and influential English writers of 20th century who wrote extensively on topics like journalism, theology, philosophy, poetry, detective fiction, biography and fantasy with equal ease and flair. G.K. Chesterton who is often associated with his journalistic works and detective fiction - his priest-detective character Father Brown being one of the most famous – in the modern literary scene ...more
John Yelverton
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a decent collection of poetry from a man not particularly known for being a poet. In places, it shows, but in other places, his rhyming scheme is rather good.
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By my lights, this short collection of "juvenile" poetry represents the cream of Chesterton. It was such a happy relief to encounter it as the sixth section of seven in Chesterton's Collected Poems, completely free from the ponderousness that permeates his later verse. I had previously read Orthodoxy, Chesterton's 1908 rhetorical masterpiece of Christian apologetics (and I say that as a non-Christian) that's marred mainly, for me, by its lack of understanding of Christianity's religious alternat ...more
Fredrick Danysh
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
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A collection of poems by Gilbert Chesterton that cover a variety of topics. Some have religious significance. It was an interesting poetry read.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
This is a little more interesting than his first collection of poetry, but there is still not much there.
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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, fi ...more

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