Things tagged G.K. Chesterton


  1. Cover for Fr. Brown of the Church of Rome


  1. James Casper

    Chesterton Versus 007

    May 6, 2019 1:28 pm Leave a Comment

      Many writers find a successful formula and keep repeating it. In that sense, if you have read one Ian Fleming spy novel, you have read them all. Much the same is true of Chesterton’s Father Brown stories and his essays featuring the missed adventure in everyday life. Once you… Read more »

    Tags: G.K. Chesterton Ian Fleming James Bond

  2. The recently released new edition of G.K. Chesterton’s The Flying Inn has been garnering stellar reviews! In Catholic World Report, Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin writes that Chesterton’s gleeful exaggeration satirizes the many-headed Hydra of modernity. Abstract modern art is “bad wall-paper; the sort of wall-paper that gives a sick man… Read more »

    Tags: book reviews G.K. Chesterton the flying inn

  3. John Herreid

    The Rolling Road to Sanity

    August 4, 2017 3:27 pm 1 Comment

    As part of the preparation for designing the book cover for a novel, I always read the manuscript first. An early pet peeve of mine when I was a child was getting a book out from the library based on an intriguing cover illustration and discovering that the content didn’t… Read more »

    Tags: cover design design process G.K. Chesterton illustration the flying inn

  4. The Flying Inn

    June 28, 2017 5:52 am 2 Comments

    The beloved G.K. Chesterton presents a well-crafted and joyous work of political fantasy about a small group of rebels who rail against the government’s attempt to impose prohibition in England. Humphrey Pump, a pub owner, accompanied by Captain Patrick Dalroy, a flamboyant giant with a tendency to burst into song,… Read more »

    Tags: adventure England Europe G.K. Chesterton humor politics

  5. Ignatius Press Novels

    The Shop of Ghosts

    December 15, 2015 6:33 pm 1 Comment

    Nearly all the best and most precious things in the universe you can get for a halfpenny. I make an exception, of course, of the sun, the moon, the earth, people, stars, thunderstorms, and such trifles. You can get them for nothing. Also I make an exception of another thing,… Read more »

    Tags: Charles Dickens Christmas G.K. Chesterton short story

  6. John Herreid

    Killing the Dragon

    November 20, 2015 1:19 pm 2 Comments

    After it was posted several times on social media, I finally watched a short video of a French father comforting his child who was asking about the terror attacks in Paris. His answer was that we would fight the bad men with guns with flowers and love. The child looks… Read more »

    Tags: children G.K. Chesterton terrorism

  7. Prohibit Everything, Make Something

    October 22, 2015 11:46 pm 10 Comments

    During the Prohibition the English writer G.K. Chesterton came and toured the United States, expecting to be in every way repulsed by the government suppression of alcohol. But what he found ended up delighting him—in a way. The efforts to quash drinking had driven many to the craft of homebrewing… Read more »

    Tags: beer G.K. Chesterton hobbies homebrew making

  8. John Herreid

    From an eccentric book I came across online, The Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday, comes this vivid short portrait of G.K. Chesterton as a young man. Holliday, an American writer, decided to visit England and wrote to a number of authors to arrange meetings. Here is his account of… Read more »

    Tags: G.K. Chesterton writing

  9. In 1922 a young writer named Myles Connolly wrote a piece for the Catholic magazine America titled “Chesterton’s Cap and Bells”. Connolly had just met the great writer, and he starts off by comparing Chesterton to another Englishman: Charlie Chaplin: When Max Eastman asked Charlie Chaplin what it is he… Read more »

    Tags: Charlie Chaplin G.K. Chesterton great films for kids Myles Connolly

  10. Michael J. Lichens

    Chesterton the Poet

    April 9, 2015 12:52 pm 2 Comments

    “A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found its words.” — Robert Frost In his otherwise disparaging review of Dr. Ian Ker’s G. K. Chesterton: A Biography, the late atheist critic Christopher Hitchens noted that he and Ker were in agreement… Read more »

    Tags: Ballad of the White Horse G.K. Chesterton lepanto literary criticism poetry

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