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Rethinking Chesterton

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G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) has been known mostly for his Father Brown mystery stories and his Christian beliefs. A new biography and a collection of his work make the case for him as a major critic, biographer, and deep thinker of sharp wit.
September 18, 2011 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

It has been over half a century since Maisie Ward's major biography of G.K Chesterton (1874-1936) appeared in 1943. Since then, Chesterton has largely been a darling of Anglophiles, conservatives, and orthodox Roman Catholics, the sort of writer...

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