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by G. K. Chesterton,Alberto Manguel

Free eBook On Lying in Bed  Other Essays download ISBN: 1896209505
Author: G. K. Chesterton,Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Bayeux Arts; 1 edition (December 15, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 512
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Essays and Correspondence
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Alberto Manguel is the author of "A Short History of Reading" and co-author of "The Dictionary of Imaginary Places".

Alberto Manguel is the author of "A Short History of Reading" and co-author of "The Dictionary of Imaginary Places". He has also authored, for Bayeux Arts, "Kipling: A Brief Biography". Alberto Manguel is the author of "A Short History of Reading" and co-author of "The Dictionary of Imaginary Places".

Alberoused to "read books to Nobel Laureate Jorge Luis Borges in hisltter years. Borges sai o Chesterton: see Author bio. From the Back Cover. Chesterton was the master of the short essay and could spin, with wit and grace, an essay a day for many years of his life.

This collection of Chesterton essays is quite extensive. It compiles many hard to find works in one volume, and therefore is worth having if you like Chesterton and want to sample a variety of his writings.

Alberoused to "read books to Nobel Laureate Jorge Luis Borges in hisltter years

Alberoused to "read books to Nobel Laureate Jorge Luis Borges in hisltter years. Get A Copy.

it is the only true object of existence to mean something. Chesterton, The Heraldic Lion, in Alberto Manguel, e. On Lying in Bed and Other Essays by .

Chesterton, "Lunacy and Letters," in On Lying in Bed and Other Essays, selected by Alberto Manguel (Calgary: Bayeux Arts, 2000). Jean-Pierre Drege, Les bibliotheques en Chine au temps des manu- scrits (Paris: Ecole fran^aise d'Extreme-Orient, 1991).

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. This, however, is not generally a part of the domestic apparatus on the premises. I think myself that the thing might be managed with several pails of Aspinall and a broom. But for the beautiful experiment of lying in bed I might never have discovered it. For years I have been looking for some blank spaces in a modern house to draw on. Paper is much too small for any really allegorical design; as Cyrano de Bergerac says, Il me faut des géants.

Belloc, Hilaire, The Place of Gilbert Chesterton in English Letters, Sheed & Ward (New York, NY), 1940. Bogaerts, Anthony Mattheus Adrianus, Chesterton and the Victorian Age, Rozenbeek en Venemans, 1940.

A unique collection of essays by one of the literary geniuses of the past hundred years, edited by none other than the award-winning Argentinian writer, Alberto Manguel. Alberoused to "read books to Nobel Laureate Jorge Luis Borges in hisltter years. Borges sai o Chesterton: see Author bio  
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Ienekan
What an absolute joy! Chesterton is among my favorite authors, and this collection of essays lived up to my expectations. Ranging from reflections on Shakespeare and "penny dreadfuls" to essays on losing a piece of chalk and the Book of Job, these articles have a lot to offer by way of lessons on life, literature, theology, and philosophy.

Chesterton is often called "the apostle of common sense" and this collection underscores that moniker well. His particular take on life is a result of his incisive wit and broad-ranging observation of human nature. Combine that with his deep commitment to Christianity and his almost super-human way with the English language, and you have a volume that will be valuable for many years to come. One of my favorite moments in the anthology is an essay that begins with a stroll through the countryside to sit on a hill and draw. It turns into an expression of the full-blooded nature of Christian virtue as Chesterton reflects on missing his white chalk.

There are moments when the reader would need a deeper understanding of English culture 100 years ago than I have for some of the essays to have their full force, but I hope that is not a deterant. There is much in the volume of worth to us all.
Manesenci
This collection of Chesterton essays is quite extensive. It compiles many hard to find works in one volume, and therefore is worth having if you like Chesterton and want to sample a variety of his writings. The reason my review lacks five stars is because for one, the introductory essay has some biographical facts wrong, and secondly, there is no bibliography, source notes, or index. Chesterton himself always rates five stars, of course!
Cobyno
One discovering Chesterton in these articles would be forgiven for presuming that they had been written more recently to confront current events. Because man's vices do not change (only their vehicles), “GKC” remains fresh and relevant. In his time, Chesterton smashed scientism, historicism, and so many other air-headed isms, most of which have by now claimed and polluted academia and secular society. It is precisely because he did explode the poppycock that too many accept as facts that he has been tacitly marked as a danger to the purveyors of fraudulency. Because G.K. continues to unmask the pretenders, and because he dispatches them with unmatched sagacity and wit, his works are strictly barred from the shelves of school libraries—including--most sadly, even Catholic institutions of learning. The same bad ideas that a hundred years ago Chesterton predicted would lead us to a morbid and degraded world have been carried out and to the same end he forecast they would. More now than before this rare and sainted man deserves his unofficial title as the “Prophet of Common Sense.”