Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Is contained in
Is a reply to
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486449149, Paperback)
The "Prince of Paradox" is at his witty best in this collection of 20 essays and articles. Focusing on "heretics" — those who pride themselves in their superiority to conservative views — Chesterton appraises prominent figures from the literary and art worlds who fall into that category, including Kipling, Shaw, Wells, and Whistler.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:52 -0400)
In Heretics, Gilbert K. Chesterton rails against what he sees as wrong with society. He points out how society has gone astray and how life and spirituality could be brought back into focus. 'It is foolish, generally speaking, for a philosopher to set fire to another philosopher in Smithfield Market because they do not agree in their theory of the universe. That was done very frequently in the last decadence of the Middle Ages, and it failed altogether in its object. But there is one thing that is infinitely more absurd and unpractical than burning a man for his philosophy. This is the habit of saying that his philosophy does not matter, and this is done universally in the twentieth century, in the decadence of the great revolutionary period.' -G. K. Chesterton
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.