The Poet and the Lunatics

Gabriel Gale is an eccentric poet His madness is the madness of insight and he uses this gift to solve or prevent crimes committed by madmen Chesterton ably illustrates his own premise that lunacy and sanity may just be a point of view
The Poet and the Lunatics Gabriel Gale is an eccentric poet His madness is the madness of insight and he uses this gift to solve or prevent crimes committed by madmen Chesterton ably illustrates his own premise that lunacy and

  • Title: The Poet and the Lunatics
  • Author: G.K. Chesterton
  • ISBN: 9780755100200
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
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    G.K. Chesterton

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1874 1936 was born in London, educated at St Paul s, and went to art school at University College London In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 , hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest detective, Father Brown In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist He wrote over 4000 newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News He also edited his own newspaper, G.K s Weekly.Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.

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    • booklady said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      The Poet and the Lunatics is a collection of G.K. Chesterton short stories centered around poet and some-time painter, Gabrielle Gale, who either solves crimes committed by lunatics or prevents them before they happen. In the opening story, Gale, himself is so eccentric, you aren’t altogether sure whether he is the keeper or the kept. In subsequent tales, he continues to mystify in his methods. One is frequently reminded of Chesterton’s other renown sleuth, Father Brown, although Gale’s be [...]

    • Dave said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      Chesterton takes his paradoxical, sometimes upside down view of the world about as far as it can go - wonderful results and insights.

    • Lucas Magrini Rigo said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      Chesterton traz algo de Tolkien na descrição dos contos. Faz uma descrição agradabilíssima do ambiente, das personagens, do enredo. Ler os contos é como tomar um banho quente e relaxante após um dia de trabalho ou quem sabe tomar uma gelada em um dia muito quente Quero dizer que é um prazer relaxante.Recomendo ler como um "entre-livros", pois a leitura flui rápido e exercita o ritmo de leitura.

    • Kathy said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      Quintessential Chesterton. Paradox, mystery, the aura of place. Who is the lunatic? Who is sane?

    • George said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      My favorite book. Helped me appreciate the beauty of small things.

    • Pnyxis said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      [Publicado originalmente en anunusualstory]Si eres de los listos y afortunados locos que siguen el blog no será para ti ningún secreto que Gilbert Keith Chesterton es uno de mis escritores predilectos. Ya hablé aquí de Ortodoxia, uno de mis libros favoritos, y también de vez en cuando te he traído algún texto suyo. Sin embargo, el libro de hoy era desconocido hasta para mí, y eso que he curioseado más de una vez la bibliografía del hombre-montaña inglés.Por eso, al igual que el pobre [...]

    • Francisco said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      En principio encontré el libro aburrido, y creo que se debe a que el primer relato es casi ininteligible hasta que has leído el último.Mis favoritos han sido los siguientes:- "El pájaro amarillo", que trata el problema de la libertad de manera original.- "El dedo de piedra", que aborda de un modo singular la cuestión de la vanidad y la honradez que pueden acompañar a la ciencia, sin que sea una excepción al conocimiento humano en general.- "La casa del pavo real". Puro Chesterton: una sit [...]

    • Lucy said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      Nobody can touch Chesterton for evoking weather and skies and atmosphere. Sometimes these are fairly incidental to his work, but in this they often take centre stage. I love Chesterton for this and many other facets of his writing - so why only 4 stars? Because the notion of lunatics is even more jarring nowadays than his casual anti-semitism. And I just couldn't stifle my unease at the central premise. Shame.

    • Elderberrywine said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      Chesterton's central conceit, in this loosely connected series of short stories, is that although the world at large thinks Gabriel Gale, poet and painter, to be a species of lunatic, in fact he is a keeper, or guardian, of lunatics, since he knows the manner in which their minds work. Hmm. Afraid I was not totally convinced on that score.

    • Steve Vetsch said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      I really and enjoyed this book. I recommend anything by G K Chesterton. Just who is the Poet? and who are the Lunatics? Read it and find out. I have read this book multiple times and enjoy it each time

    • Christina said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      recommended by Sarah Field

    • Pete Hansen said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      I stalled out on this book after the first story

    • Nicole Marie said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      4.5 stars

    • Elizabeth said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      I think I'll keep a shop in Croydon and marry someone who is into church work. I need to have limits to live a life.

    • Carlota said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM

      I

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