Monday, July 07, 2008

G.K. in the News

Well, not the news precisely. But at least the New Yorker.

Adam Gopnik has an interesting piece on G.K. Chesterton in this week's edition. It ranges between high praise (The Man Who Was Thursday is . . ."one of the hidden hinges of twentieth century writing. . .") to accusations of anti-Semitism.

It doesn't appear in the online edition. So if you're interested you'll have to try the library or the newstand. And it does contain a nice exposition of "The Man Who Was Thursday" and the original of the picture above.