On Lying in Bed and Other Essays by G. K. Chesterton

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Bayeux Arts, 2000 - 519 oldal

Alberto Manguel has edited for Bayeux Arts this fascinating collection of G.K. Chesterton's essays.

Alberto Manguel is the author of "A Short History of Reading" and co-author of "The Dictionary of Imaginary Places". He has edited several collections, among them "Black Water"; "The Anthology of Fantastic Literature" and "The Gates of Paradise: the Anthology of Erotic Short Fiction".

He has also authored, for Bayeux Arts, "Kipling: A Brief Biography".

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On Chesterton by Alberto Manguel
7
The Essay
17
The Walking Paradox
19
On Running After Ones Hat
20
A Piece of Chalk
24
The Advantages of Having One Leg
29
On Lying in Bed
33
A Cab Ride Across the Country
37
A Defence of Detective Stories
281
About Shockers
285
A Defence of NONSENSE
293
A Defence of Nonsense
294
Fairy Tales
299
A Fairy Tale
303
The Dragons Grandmother
307
The Red Angel
312

The Walking Paradox
42
A Defence of Bores
46
The Love of Lead
51
Paints in a PaintBox
55
The Mirror
60
On Being Moved
63
Lunacy and Letters
66
The Maniac
71
On Writing Badly
75
A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls
76
On Writing Badly
82
About Bad Comparisons
86
About Beliefs
91
About Mad Metaphors
95
On Bad Poetry
100
Good Stories Spoilt By Great Authors
105
On Fictional Conventions
109
The Romance of Rhyme
113
The Little Birds Who Wont Sing
128
Humour
133
The Toy Theatre
141
False Theory and the Theatre
146
A Defence of Dramatic Unities
151
Watts Allegorical Paintings
155
George Frederick Watts
165
Poor Old Shakespeare
167
Tricks of Memory
168
The Book of Job
172
Chaucer and the Renaissance
181
Poor Old Shakespeare
186
A Shakespeare Portrait
188
A Midsummer Nights Dream
193
The Real Dr Johnson
204
William Blake and Inspiration
208
Pickwick Papers
212
The Fairy Pickwick
222
Tennyson
229
Lewis Carroll
233
Rudyard Kipling
241
Oscar Wilde
248
Shaw the Philosopher
252
Sherlock Holmes
268
How To Write A Detective Story
275
The Romantic in the Rain
316
The Age of Legends
319
The Soul in Every Legend
327
The Philosophy of Islands
332
A Defence of Farce
338
MONSTERS AND The Middle Ages
343
The Province of Britain
344
St Francis and Nature
353
The Paradox of Humility
360
A Defence of Humility
364
Giotto and St Francis
369
Monsters and the Middle Ages
380
The Heraldic Lion
384
THE AMERICAN ideal
389
The American Ideal
390
A Meditation in A New York Hotel
396
A Meditation in Broadway
408
The Defendant
419
The Defendant
420
On Funeral Customs
424
The Secret of a Train
429
The Rights of Ritual
433
On Household Gods and Goblins
437
A Defence of Publicity
442
In TopsyTurvy Land
447
On Calling Names Christian and Otherwise
451
The Priest of Spring
457
Tagtug and the Tree of Knowledge
462
About the Censor
466
Romantic Love
470
On the True Artist
474
Vulgarity
477
The Worship of the Wealthy
481
The Twelve Men
482
The Worship of the Wealthy
486
The Miser and His Friends
490
The Mad Official
494
On the Child
499
The Perpetuation of Punishment
503
If I Had Only One Sermon To Preach
507
Some Policemen and a Moral
516
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A szerzőről (2000)

"I believe that Chesterton is one of the foremost writers of our time, not only because of his happy inventiveness, visual imagination, and child-like or God-like cheer so evident in all his writing, but also because of his rhetorical skill and the sheer brilliance of his craft......Chesterton is well-rounded; Chesterton doesn't repeat a formula with the fear of making mistakes; Chesterton feels utterly comfortable, which is why he hardly ever makes use of dialectical methods. He is one of the very few Christians who not only believe in Heaven but is also interested in it, and who provides it with an abundance of conjecture and imagination."

- Jorge Luis Borges

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