Wed, 9 October 2019
Podcast #124 Gilbert ages 50-60 The Years 1924-1934
Chesterton Decade by Decade Series
In this decade, Chesterton started GK’s Weekly, the Everlasting Man is published. The Distributist League is born, Frances converts, they hire their last secretary, Dorothy Collins.
They travel to Poland and Rome and America/Canada, where Chesterton gives a series of classes at Notre Dame. They travel to Dublin and France. Gilbert becomes a regular on the BBC. He’s starting to spend more time sick than healthy. He writes St. Thomas Aquinas. His mother dies, he becomes a Knight. Hitler rises to power.
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If you live near Dover New Hampshire, on November 22 and 23 there will be a new play, Gilbert’s Guide to Elfland Excursions: A Fairy Tale Stage Show, here is the description:
G.K. Chesterton plays host to three fairy tales: from France, Beauty and the Beast, from Sweden, The Werewolf, a Cinderella Story and from Scotland, Little Daylight. November 22 and 23rd at the Strand Theater, 10:30 am and 6:30 PM on the 22, and 1:30 matinee on the 23rd, tickets in advance or at the door. It will be a family friendly show. Weebsite is chestertonSP.com (Chesterton Stage Productions) by our very own Christopher Oulette, whom you’ve heard on occasion on this very show.
anyone interested in Chesterton’s war writing to know that there is a book called Chesterton on War and Peace which culls the war pieces from the ILN from 1905 till his death, so they’re all in one place for your reading pleasure.
Unfortunatly Chesterton on War and Peace is currently out of stock on the Chesterton.org website, but my second book site I go to, AbeBooks.com, which usually has a great selection of used books, does have it for only 9 or 10 bucks right now if you’re interested.
In addition, Collected Works volume 21 at the back has newspaper reports of some of Chesterton’s speeches, which is interesting reading.
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