G.K. Chesterton, London and Modernity

Author: Matthew Beaumont,Matthew Ingleby

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th-century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Club of Queer Trades, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the 20th century.
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Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism

Parody, Performance, and Popular Culture

Author: Michael Shallcross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317192605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This book comprehensively rethinks the relationship between G.K. Chesterton and a range of key literary modernists. When Chesterton and modernism have previously been considered in relation to one another, the dynamic has typically been conceived as one of mutual hostility, grounded in Chesterton’s advocacy of popular culture and modernist literature’s appeal to an aesthetic elite. In setting out to challenge this binary narrative, Shallcross establishes for the first time the depth and ambivalence of Chesterton’s engagement with modernism, as well as the reciprocal fascination of leading modernist writers with Chesterton’s fiction and thought. Shallcross argues that this dynamic was defined by various forms of parody and performance, and that these histrionic expressions of cultural play not only suffused the era, but found particular embodiment in Chesterton’s public persona. This reading not only enables a far-reaching reassessment of Chesterton’s corpus, but also produces a framework through which to re-evaluate the creative and critical projects of a host of modernist writers—most sustainedly, T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, and Ezra Pound—through the prism of Chesterton's disruptive presence. The result is an innovative study of the literary performance of popular and ‘high’ culture in early twentieth-century Britain, which adds a valuable new perspective to continuing critical debates on the parameters of modernism.
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Sidelights on New London and Newer York and Other Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981354252

Category:

Page: 202

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CONTENTSA FIRST WORD 5PART I NEW LONDON 8I. ON BRIGHT OLD THINGS 8II. ON CALLING NAMES 14III. ON KEEPING YOUR HAIR ON 20IV. THE COWARDICE OF COCKTAILS 28V. GATES AND GATE-CRASHERS 37VI. THE UNPSYCHOLOGICAL AGE 46VII. THE TRUE VICTORIAN HYPOCRISY 53VIII. MARRIAGE AND THE MODERN MIND 60PART II NEWER YORK 67I. THE AMERICAN IDEAL 67II. A PLEA FOR PROHIBITION 74III. WHICH IS THE GOVERNMENT? 77IV A MONSTER: THE POLITICAL DRY 81V. BERNARD SHAW AND AMERICA 89VI. THE CASE AGAINST MAIN STREET 94VII. THE CASE FOR MAIN STREET 102VIII. THEY ARE ALL PURITANS 113IX. SKYSCRAPERS 121X. AND WHAT ABOUT THE QUAKERS? 125XI. ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN LONDON 130XII. UNKNOWN AMERICA 135XIII. WHAT OF THE REPUBLIC? 140XIV. RETURN TO THE VISION 150PART III OTHER ESSAYS 159I. THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE IN LITERATURE 159II. THE MIDDLEMAN IN POETRY 172III. SHAKESPEARE AND SHAW 181IV. BERNARD SHAW AND BREAKAGES 186V. THE POPULARITY OF DICKENS 191VI. MAGIC AND FANTASY IN FICTION 195
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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, Vol. 36: The Illustrated London News

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898708397

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 612

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This volume contains all of G.K. Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News from 1932 to 1934. Most of the weekly articles have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing. The breadth and depth of his knowledge - from history to politics to English fads and conventions - never fail to impress, and his wit is as refreshing as when these pieces were first written.
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Orthodoxie

eine Handreichung für die Ungläubigen

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863570187

Category:

Page: 303

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Die Paradoxe des Mr. Pond und andere Überspanntheiten

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Aufbau Verlag

ISBN: 3847753320

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

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Cape und zerdrückter Hut, Stockdegen und Zigarre.*Er war ein Mann mit Stil.*Und natürlich exzentrisch.*In den letzten Monaten seines Lebens veröffentlichte Gilbert Keith Chesterton monatlich eine Kriminalnovelle im »Storyteller« – ihr Held ist ein seltsamer Regierungsbeamter namens Mr. Pond.*Die Sammlung dieser acht scharfsinnigen Geschichten »Die Paradoxe des Mr. Pond« erschien erst ein Jahr nach Chestertons Tod. Es ist sein letzter literarischer Coup und wir wissen: nur in schlechten Detektivgeschichten ist die Lösung materieller Natur.*Ein Jahrzehnt zuvor erschienen die »Geschichten vom überspannten Bogen« mit Helden, die in bizarre Abenteuer geraten; geschrieben mit diebischer Freude am Paradoxen, Märchenhaften und Surrealen, handelt doch jede Geschichte vom Umsetzen eines englischen Sprichworts in die Wirklichkeit – und Unmögliches wird möglich.*Nun sind diese unmöglichen Geschichten nach bald neunzig Jahren endlich ins Deutsche übertragen worden.
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G. K. Chesterton

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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A collection of critical essays on G.K. Chesterton's work.
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New Suburban Stories

Author: Martin Dines,Timotheus Vermeulen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472514882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Exploringfiction, film and art from across the USA, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia, New Suburban Stories brings together new research from leadinginternational scholars to examine cultural representations of the suburbs, hometo a rapidly increasing proportion of the world's population. Focussing inparticular on works that challenge conventional attitudes to suburbia, the bookconsiders how suburban communities have taken control of their ownrepresentationto tell their own storiesin contemporary novels, poetry, autobiography, cinema, social media and publicart tell the story of how suburban.
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Brooklyn Fictions

The Contemporary Urban Community in a Global Age

Author: James Peacock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472590767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Vast and diverse, Brooklyn is often portrayed in literature as a place of traditional community values and face-to-face relations, distinct from anonymous, capital-driven Manhattan. Brooklyn Fictions discovers what such representations of the New York borough can teach us about diversity and the individual, the local and the global. Combining analysis of popular texts such as Sister Souljah's The Coldest Winter Ever with more canonical novels such as Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude, this study draws on the work of a variety of theorists on community and globalization and uses Brooklyn as a case study for an exploration of the complex relationship between romantic ideals of community and global economic forces. With cites often depicted as sites of conflict and fear, this is a crucial contribution to our understanding of the contemporary urban community and the ethical issues involved in conceptualizing and portraying it in literature.
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Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Production of Bloomsbury

Novel Grounds

Author: Matthew Ingleby

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137545992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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This study explores the role of fiction in the social production of the West Central district of London in the nineteenth century. It tells a new history of the novel from a local geographical perspective, tracing developments in the form as it engaged with Bloomsbury in the period it emerged as the city’s dominant literary zone. A neighbourhood that was subject simultaneously to socio-economic decline and cultural ascent, fiction set in Bloomsbury is shown to have reconceived the area’s marginality as potential autonomy. Drawing on sociological theory, this book critically historicizes Bloomsbury’s trajectory to show that its association with the intellectual “fraction” known as the ‘Bloomsbury Group’ at the beginning of the twentieth century was symptomatic rather than exceptional. From the 1820s onwards, writers positioned themselves socially within the metropolitan geography they projected through their fiction. As Bloomsbury became increasingly identified with the cultural capital of writers rather than the economic capital of established wealth, writers subtly affiliated themselves with the area, and the figure of the writer and Bloomsbury became symbolically conflated.
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Eugenik und andere Übel

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873637X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Die Debatten um die Reproduktionsmedizin und die Erblichkeit der Intelligenz werfen Fragen auf nach der Kontinuität eugenischer Praktiken, d. h. der Optimierung menschlicher Eigenschaften durch die Steuerung des Fortpflanzungsverhaltens. Dieses Programm ist eng verknüpft mit dem »Dritten Reich«, Zwangssterilisationen und der Vernichtung »unwerten Lebens«. Doch schon vor Beginn der Naziherrschaft warnten Autoren wie Aldous Huxley und Gilbert Keith Chesterton hellsichtig vor den Gefahren der Eugenik. Chestertons Essay "Eugenik und andere Übel" zeigt grundlegende Probleme eugenischen Denkens auf und liegt nun erstmals auf deutsch vor. Thomas Lemke erläutert den historischen Kontext und zeigt, daß Chestertons Mahnungen nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren haben.
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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 158617276X

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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Volumes 27 through 37 are collected columns from The Illustrated London NewsThis volume contains all of G.K. Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News from 1935 to 1936. Most of the weekly articles have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing. The breadth and depth of his knowledge - from history to politics to English fads and conventions - never fail to impress, and his wit is as refreshing as when these pieces were first written.This book is the last of The Illustrated London News volumes. It includes a subject index which covers all the The Illustrated London News volumes (27-37).
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Alarms and Discursions

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473369746

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 197

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This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1911. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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What's Wrong with the World

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119696

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Chesterton's style is light and humorous — but also deadly serious and philosophical — as he provides witty commentary on feminism, education, family, and other timeless topics.
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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898702743

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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The topics of the 150 columns in the volume include: "The Real Problem with Religious Toleration", "The Modern Longing for Slavery", "America in a Rut", "The Ku Klux Klan and American Conservatism", "An Artist's Satire on War", "The Monster Called Man". Volumes 27 through 37 are collected columns from The Illustrated London News Most of the weekly articles Chesterton wrote for The Illustrated London News have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. These volumes contain all of Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News, beginning in 1905. The great majority have never appeared in book form. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing.
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William Blake

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596050160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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n this exceptional work, produced as part of a series of literary biographies throughout the 1920s, author G.K. Chesterton directly addresses the question of whether William Blake's genius was tainted by mental illness or whether part of the key to his success was his idiosyncratic perspective.An impressive chronicler of Blake's life, Chesterton weaves well-reasoned descriptions of Blake's unusual philosophy into a dialogue on his work, producing a remarkably sensitive biography of one of the towering figures of world literature.AUTHOR BIO: Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist," he was a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions, and enormously talented at defending them, he possessed an exuberant personality that nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with such literary eminences as George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells�with whom he often vehemently disagreed. During his life he published nearly 70 books, and at least another ten have been published since his death in 1936.
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The Well and the Shallows

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473376610

Category: Religion

Page: 279

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This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1903. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. 'The Well and the Shallows' is one of Chesterton's works of fiction. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473369436

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

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This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1909. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Heretics

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1424507952

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Page: N.A

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