Sunday, July 27, 2008

G. K. Chesterton Recommendations?



G. K. Chesterton was a very happy person.

I was reading along in a book about gratitude and its benefits when I came to a chapter about G. K. Chesterton. He was able to be thankful for everything, according to this book.

Now I'm intrigued. I want to read something he has written. I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

8 comments:

  1. Read his poetry - very witty but very astute.

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  2. Thanks for the suggestion. Apparently the copyright on much of his work has expired and it is readily available on the web.

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  3. Every week there's a new quote from Chesterton's writings posted at The Hebdomadal Chesterton. They are not all about gratitude, but some are.

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  4. I've never read anything by this author, but I know he has a book called "ORTHODOXY" and it's on my wishlist... I've heard it raved about by several people (hence why I want to read it).

    Good luck!

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  5. I was able to download a free copy of Orthodoxy and some of his poetry at ManyBooks.com for my Kindle. I also bookmarked Hebdomadal. Thank you for the help!

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  6. I think there was an article about him in the New Yorker recently. I haven't read anything of his but he sounds very up my alley. I'll be interested to see where your reading takes you. :-)

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  7. I haven't read any Chesterton either, but am very interested. I'll be interested in hearing what you think and then wait for your recommendations. :)

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  8. Well, the New Yorker article wasn't very complimentary toward Chesterton, but I've yet to find anyone of his generation or earlier who was politically correct. A recent read of Mark Twain's Roughing It left my head spinning, with comparisons between Native Americans and "cayotes".

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