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Questions tagged [g-k-chesterton]

Questions related to the English writer, poet, philosopher and dramatist Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936) and his work. His works include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories (1910–1935).

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What is the story of the woman who collected valueless things?

In G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown short story, The Blast of the Book, he makes two references to a story (presumably allegoric) about a woman who collected valueless things. The references are not ...
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Which Chesterton story is alluded in Childhood's End?

In Arthur Clarke's Childhood's End, there is a small allusion to a Chesterton story when the characters Stormgreen and Van Ryberg discuss their theories about the nature of the Overlords (Chap. 4): ...
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What did G. K. Chesterton mean by this sentence from the first chapter of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'?

Walking in wind and sun in the very landscape of liberty, he was still young enough to remember his politics and not merely try to forget them. I want to make sure that "the very landscape of liberty"...
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What did G. K. Chesterton mean by these two paragraphs from the first chapter of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'?

'Jenkins,' he repeated. 'Surely you don't mean Jefferson Jenkins, the social reformer? I mean the man who's fighting for the new cottage-estate scheme. It would be as interesting to meet him as any ...
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Identify Chesterton's story in which a character wants people to be cheerful but ends up committing suicide

An Internet-article (in Russian) refers to рассказ Честертона, в котором герой, требующий от окружающих постоянно быть весёлыми, не выдержал собственных требований, спился и покончил с собой ...