Chesterton, Gilbert Keith


Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
(1874–1936)
   Poet, Novelist and Religious Writer.
   Chesterton was a highly popular writer in the early years of the twentieth century. He was brought up in the Church of England, but towards the end of his life he converted to Roman Catholicism. His best-known avowedly religious works were Heretics published in 1905, Orthodoxy published in 1908 and the hymn ‘O God of earth and altar’. However, he was also the author of many short stories, including those about a Roman Catholic priest named Father Brown. Father Brown was a dim, inconspicuous character, who solved mysteries through his acute understanding of human nature. Through his unswerving integrity and lovable ordinariness, Father Brown has succeeded, perhaps better than anyone, in dispelling anti-Catholic prejudice in the Protestant English-speaking world.
   G.K. Chesterton, Autobiography (1937);
   W.H. Auden (ed.), G.K.Chesterton: A Selection from his Nonfictional Prose (1970);
   C. Hollis, The Mind of Chesterton (1970).

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  • Chesterton,Gilbert Keith — Ches·ter·ton (chĕsʹtər tən), Gilbert Keith. 1874 1936. British writer and critic known for his Roman Catholicism and his conservative political views. His works include essays, a series of detective novels featuring Father Brown, and volumes of… …   Universalium

  • Chesterton, Gilbert Keith — (1874 1936)    Born in London, the elder son of Edward Chesterton, head of a Kensington firm of auctioneers and estate agents, he was educated at St. Paul s School. He attended the Slade School of Art, studied English literature at London… …   British and Irish poets

  • Chesterton, Gilbert Keith — ► (1874 1936) Escritor británico. Autor de ensayos (Heréticos, Herejes, 1905; El hombre eterno, 1925) y de una serie de narraciones policíacas cuyo protagonista central fue el padre Brown: El candor del padre Brown (1911) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • CHESTERTON, Gilbert Keith — (1874 1936)    English journalist and Lay theologian whose writings, such as Orthodoxy (1908), provided a popular defense of CHRISTIANITY against modern RATIONALISM. He is best known for his Father Brown stories …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Chesterton, Gilbert Keith — (b. 1874)    Essayist, etc. The Wild Knight, Greybeards at Play, Twelve Types, The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), Club of Queer Trades (1905), Heretics (1905), All Things Considered (1908), books on R. Browning, Dickens, G.F. Watts, G.B. Shaw,… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton — im Jahre 1914 Gilbert Keith Chesterton (* 29. Mai 1874 im Londoner Stadtteil Kensington; † 14. Juni 1936 in Beaconsfield) war ein englischer Buchautor, Journalist und Denker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton — G. K. Chesterton G. K. Chesterton Portrait de G. K. Chesterton en 1914 Activité(s) Écrivain Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton — ➡ Chesterton * * * …   Universalium

  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton — noun conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874 1936) • Syn: ↑Chesterton, ↑G. K. Chesterton • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton — n. GK Chesterton (1874 1936), English essayist and writer known for his conservative political views …   English contemporary dictionary


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