Wednesday, January 5, 2011

G. K .Chesterton

An interesting appreciation of GKC appears in the Huffington Post. The author had quite an impact on people both in his own time, and beyond. 'Chesterton remains vital and relevant as a thinker and person of faith. If he could help, as indeed he did, a gifted young writer-yet-to-be like John Updike to find solace and strength in an uncertain time, surely that is worth something. And Chesterton the man of letters remains a writer who deeply rewards time spent getting better acquainted with him. Reading his reflections on Dickens, or Jane Austen -- "a genius" whom he likened to Shakespeare -- has made me want to delve more deeply into the books those writers gave to the world.' More...

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