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:

Table Talk said...

Read his poetry - very witty but very astute.

debnance said...

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

The Hebdomadarian said...

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.

MizB said...

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!

debnance said...

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!

Marie said...

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. :-)

justareadingfool said...

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. :)

debnance said...

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".