G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton: (Gilbert Keith Chesterton), 1874–1936, English author. Conservative, even reactionary, in his thinking, Chesterton was a convert (1922) to Roman Catholicism and its champion. He has been called the "prince of paradox" because his dogma is often hidden beneath a light, energetic, and whimsical style. A prolific writer, Chesterton wrote studies of Browning (1903) and Dickens (1906); several novels including The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) and The Man Who Was Thursday (1908), a metaphysical terrorist thriller; a noted series of crime stories featuring Father Brown as detective; many poems, collected in 1927; and his famous essays, collected in Tremendous Trifles (1909), Come to Think of It (1930), and other volumes. He was the editor of G. K.'s Weekly, an organ of the Distributist League, which advocated a smallholding agricultural system. An amusing artist, he also illustrated books by Hilaire Belloc, his friend and collaborator.

See his autobiography (1936); the Ignatius Press edition of his complete works (1990–); biographies by D. Barker (1973), M. Ffinch (1986), and I. Ker (2011); studies by C. Hollis (1970), J. West (1915, repr. 1973), A. S. Dale (1985), and Q. Lauer (1988).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2017, The Columbia University Press.

G. K. Chesterton: Selected full-text books and articles

The Autobiography of G. K. Chesterton By G. K. Chesterton Sheed & Ward, 1936
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FREE! The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare By Gilbert Keith Chesterton Boni & Liveright, 1908
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The Man Who Knew Too Much By Gilbert K. Chesterton A. L. Burt Company, 1989
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FREE! The Innocence of Father Brown By G. K. Chesterton; Will F. Foster John Lane, 1911
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Autobiography as Mystery: Father Brown and the Case of G.K. Chesterton By Heady, Chene Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 69, No. 1, Winter 2017
G. K. Chesterton: Philosopher without Portfolio By Quentin Lauer Fordham University Press, 1988
Chesterton's New Style in Apologetics By Coates, John Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 61, No. 4, Summer 2009
Chesterton's "Ballad of the White Horse": From Conception to Critical Reception By Milne, Nicholas Mythlore, Vol. 35, No. 1, Fall-Winter 2016
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Chesterton, Man and Mask By Garry Wills Sheed and Ward, 1961
The Liberal Chesterton By Wood, Ralph C The Christian Century, Vol. 125, No. 9, May 6, 2008
Chesterton's Realism By Gill, Richard Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 57, No. 3, Spring 2005
To Hell with Culture: Anarchism and Twentieth-Century British Literature By H. Gustav Klaus; Stephen Knight University of Wales Press, 2005
Librarian's tip: Chap. 3 "Identifying Anarchy in G. K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday"
An Odd Couple? A First Glance at Chesterton and Newman By Deavel, David Paul Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 2007
To Promote, Defend, and Redeem: The Catholic Literary Revival and the Cultural Transformation of American Catholicism, 1920-1960 By Arnold Sparr; Henry Warner Bowden Greenwood Press, 1990
Librarian's tip: "Chesterton and Orthodoxy" begins on pg. 71
War and the Illiberal Conscience By Christopher Coker Westview Press, 1998
Librarian's tip: Chap. 1 "G. K. Chesterton and the English Tradition"
Encyclopedia of the Essay By Tracy Chevalier Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997
Librarian's tip: "Chesterton, G. K." begins on pg. 174
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