The Poet and the Lunatics

G.K. Chesterton

The Poet and the Lunatics

The Poet and the Lunatics

  • Title: The Poet and the Lunatics
  • Author: G.K. Chesterton
  • ISBN: 9780755100200
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback

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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

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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 [...]

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

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.

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

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

[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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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.

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

recommended by Sarah Field

I stalled out on this book after the first story

4.5 stars

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.


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