Monday, May 29, 2006

G. K. Chesterton's Anniversary

A post commemorating the English genius G. K. Chesterton over at the Distributist Review blog (US)

Perhaps it puts us to shame that the English people don't have a national day to mark one of our greatest thinkers, writers, and bon-viveurs (in the truest sense), and the most active G. K. C. societies are in the U.S. or Australia.

Maybe it's time to start appreciating him more here in the country he loved, even through it's hard times.

I've been working my way through his novels ("The Man who was Thursday", "Manalive" and lots of Fr. Brown stories). They are amazing not only for their bold, beautiful and often even tender style, but also for the freshness they bring to our gaze on this life God gives us new every day.

The English GKC Society


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