The resurrection of GKC

October 16, 2009

Books & Culture has run an article on the recent revival of interest in the life and work of our friend G.K. Chesterton.  Upon reading it I realize that I have been mostly ignorant of the manner in which GKC’s fortunes have waxed and waned (or, more properly, waned and waxed) over the years.  The author, David Paul Deavel, attributes most of the credit for the revival to the unflagging enthusiasm of the good people at the American Chesterton Society, and to the publication of Ignatius Press’ monumental Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton.  Little credit is given to The Hebdomadal Chesterton, a defensible omission.

(Hat-tip to Nick Milne and The Daily Kraken.  Note that Nick has taken the month of October as the occasion for a blogging tour de force, with daily posts on the theme of “this day in history”.  October is evidently crammed full of interesting history.  Read all about it.)

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