“Charles Dickens” by G. K. Chesterton

Does every English teacher always pass on the myth that Dickens was paid by the word? Rather, more people should know that Dickens' novels targeted injustices, like debtor's prisons and workhouses-- and it worked.

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“Robert Browning” by G. K. Chesterton

Can Chesterton just write every biography? Before, Browning was just another faceless poet to me, but GKC convinces you by the end that poetry wouldn't be the same without him.

Ordinary Adventures

“He discovered the fact that all romantics know—that adventures happen on dull days, and not on sunny ones. When the chord of monotony is stretched most tight, then it breaks with a sound like a song.”   I wrote a few weeks ago of my first experience with Romanticism in a German class on fairy... Continue Reading →

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