The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton

The Illustrated London News, 1926-1928

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Pr

ISBN: 9780898702941

Category: Fiction

Page: 667

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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Collected Works of G. K. Chest

ISBN: 9780898708387

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 611

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This volume contains all of G.K. Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News from 1932 to 1934. Most of the weekly articles have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing. The breadth and depth of his knowledge - from history to politics to English fads and conventions - never fail to impress, and his wit is as refreshing as when these pieces were first written.

A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic Folklores

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110286726

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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This first volume of a two-volume Handbook treats a challenging, largely neglected subject at the crossroads of several academic fields: biblical studies, reception history of the Bible, and folklore studies or folkloristics. The Handbook examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of different cultures around the globe. This first volume, complete with a general Introduction, focuses on biblically-derived characters, tales, motifs, and other elements in Jewish (Mizrahi, Sephardi, Ashkenazi), Romance (French, Romanian), German, Nordic/Scandinavian, British, Irish, Slavic (East, West, South), and Islamic folkloric traditions. The volume contributes to the understanding of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the New Testament, and various pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration by folk commentators of different faiths. The book also illuminates the development, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new areas for investigation in the reception history of the Bible; and offers insights into the popular dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities around the globe, especially regarding how the holy scriptures have informed those communities’ popular imaginations.

Numbering My Days

How the Liturgical Calendar Rearranged My Life

Author: Chene Heady

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497115

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Chene Heady was a believing Catholic whose daily concerns were shaped primarily by forces other than his faith--career demands, financial decisions, scheduling conflicts, etc. He worked long hours and had limited regular interaction with his wife, also a busy professional, and his young daughter. He was the typical overextended and anonymous modern Catholic man. Then he tried an experiment that dramatically rearranged his life. After reading about the importance of the Church's liturgical year, Heady took up the challenge to live as though the Church's calendar, not the secular one, stood at the center of his life. Every day for a year, he observed the Church's seasons and feasts, and meditated on the Church's daily readings. As he did so, he found that his life, and his relationships, became more meaningful and fruitful. Numbering My Days tells the story of one man's renewal, and it offers an authentic model of spiritual development for anyone.

Masters of the ÒHumdrumÓ Mystery

Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920–1961

Author: Curtis Evans

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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In 1972, in an attempt to elevate the stature of the “crime novel,” influential crime writer and critic Julian Symons cast numerous Golden Age detective fiction writers into literary perdition as “Humdrums,” condemning their focus on puzzle plots over stylish writing and explorations of character, setting and theme. This volume explores the works of three prominent British “Humdrums”—Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, and Alfred Walter Stewart—revealing their work to be more complex, as puzzles and as social documents, than Symons allowed. By championing the intrinsic merit of these mystery writers, the study demonstrates that reintegrating the “Humdrums” into mystery genre studies provides a fuller understanding of the Golden Age of detective fiction and its aftermath.

Father Brown Stories


Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton,Richard Fenzl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423094955


Page: 168

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Eugenik und andere Übel

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873637X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Die Debatten um die Reproduktionsmedizin und die Erblichkeit der Intelligenz werfen Fragen auf nach der Kontinuität eugenischer Praktiken, d. h. der Optimierung menschlicher Eigenschaften durch die Steuerung des Fortpflanzungsverhaltens. Dieses Programm ist eng verknüpft mit dem »Dritten Reich«, Zwangssterilisationen und der Vernichtung »unwerten Lebens«. Doch schon vor Beginn der Naziherrschaft warnten Autoren wie Aldous Huxley und Gilbert Keith Chesterton hellsichtig vor den Gefahren der Eugenik. Chestertons Essay "Eugenik und andere Übel" zeigt grundlegende Probleme eugenischen Denkens auf und liegt nun erstmals auf deutsch vor. Thomas Lemke erläutert den historischen Kontext und zeigt, daß Chestertons Mahnungen nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren haben.

Die Kunst der Kunst


Author: Mihai Nadin

Publisher: Dresden University Press

ISBN: 9783763012602

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 253

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Permanent Things

Author: Andrew A. Tadie,Michael H. Macdonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802842312

Category: Christian ethics in literature

Page: 311

View: 7927

This inspirational collection gathers essays and studies of the work of some of this century's most imaginative writers--C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, Dorothy Sayers, and Evelyn Waugh--all giving voice to the permanence of Christian truth amid the secularist spirit of the age.

Rallying the Really Human Things

The Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life

Author: Vigen Guroian

Publisher: Isi Books


Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 8507

For Vigen Guroian, contemporary culture is distinguished by its relentless assault on the moral imagination. In the stories it tells us, in the way it has degraded courtship and sexualized our institutions of higher education, in the ever-more-radical doctrines of human rights it propounds, and in the way it threatens to remake human nature via biotechnology, contemporary culture conspires to deprive men and women of the kind of imagination that Edmund Burke claimed allowed us to raise our perception of our own human dignity, or to "cover the defects of our own naked shivering nature." In Rallying the Really Human Things, Guroian combines a theologian's keen sensitivity to the things of the spirit with his immersion in the works of Burke, Russell Kirk, G. K. Chesterton, Flannery O'Connor, St. John Chrysostom, and other exemplars of the religious humanist tradition to diagnose our cultural crisis. But he also points the way towards a culture more solicitous of the "really human things," the Chesterton phrase from which he takes his title. Guroian's wide-ranging analysis of these times provides a fresh and inimitable perspective on the practices and mores of contemporary life.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Biblographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Gale Group,Daniel Jones

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787620349

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 450

View: 3910

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, 'Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series' brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These author profiles are essential to your holdings because

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Der Club für bizarre Berufe

Londoner Erzählungen

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Elsinor Verlag

ISBN: 3939483222

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9091

"Was hat das alles nur zu bedeuten?" Immer wieder stellt sich der biedere Swinburne diese Frage, während er mit seinem Freund Basil Grant, einem Richter außer Dienst, und dessen Bruder Rupert in den Gassen von London in eine geheimnisvolle Welt eintaucht, in der schier unglaubliche Kriminalfälle auf die ungleichen Freunde warten. Stets verirrt sich Rupert, als nüchterner Privatdetektiv eine Karikatur des Sherlock Holmes, in haltlose Theorien, da seine Vernunftschlüsse der verwirrenden Wirklichkeit nicht standhalten. Basil Grant aber, der weise und scheinbar so weltfremde Richter, löst die Rätsel mit einem Blick für die einfachen Wahrheiten, die unter einer täuschenden Oberfläche verborgen liegen. - Ein Vorläufer der Erzählungen vom Priesterdetektiv Father Brown - und ein phantastisches und bizarres Porträt der Stadt London in der unnachahmlichen Art Chestertons.


eine Handreichung für die Ungläubigen

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863570187


Page: 303

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Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh

ISBN: 3958705251

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1543

Doktor Jekyll weiß von seinem gespaltenen Ich und will seine dunkle Seite nach jahrelangem Verdrängen mit Hilfe eines Elixiers steuern. Aber der böse »Mister Hyde« wird immer mächtiger und droht, die Kontrolle zu übernehmen ... In dieser wegweisenden Novelle hat Stevenson das Doppelgänger-Motiv als einer der Ersten aufgegriffen und damit viele andere große Autoren (u. A. Oscar Wilde, Franz Kafka) beeinflusst und inspiriert.

Die Paradoxe des Mr. Pond und andere Überspanntheiten

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Aufbau Verlag

ISBN: 3847753320

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

View: 716

Cape und zerdrückter Hut, Stockdegen und Zigarre.*Er war ein Mann mit Stil.*Und natürlich exzentrisch.*In den letzten Monaten seines Lebens veröffentlichte Gilbert Keith Chesterton monatlich eine Kriminalnovelle im »Storyteller« – ihr Held ist ein seltsamer Regierungsbeamter namens Mr. Pond.*Die Sammlung dieser acht scharfsinnigen Geschichten »Die Paradoxe des Mr. Pond« erschien erst ein Jahr nach Chestertons Tod. Es ist sein letzter literarischer Coup und wir wissen: nur in schlechten Detektivgeschichten ist die Lösung materieller Natur.*Ein Jahrzehnt zuvor erschienen die »Geschichten vom überspannten Bogen« mit Helden, die in bizarre Abenteuer geraten; geschrieben mit diebischer Freude am Paradoxen, Märchenhaften und Surrealen, handelt doch jede Geschichte vom Umsetzen eines englischen Sprichworts in die Wirklichkeit – und Unmögliches wird möglich.*Nun sind diese unmöglichen Geschichten nach bald neunzig Jahren endlich ins Deutsche übertragen worden.