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G. K. Chesterton   /dʒi keɪ tʃˈɛstərtən/   Listen
G. K. Chesterton

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).  Synonyms: Chesterton, Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

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"G. K. Chesterton" Quotes from Famous Books

... the elemental facts of life in England; it seems to run with the Anglo-Saxon. This accounts for the shuddering attitude of the English to such platitude-monging foreigners as George Bernard Shaw, the Scotsman disguised as an Irishman, and G. K. Chesterton, who shows all the physical and mental stigmata of a Bavarian. Shaw's plays, which once had all England by the ears, were set down as compendiums of the self-evident by the French, a realistic and plain-spoken people, ...
— The American Credo - A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind • George Jean Nathan

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