Gilbert Keith Chesterton (Chesterton Gilbert Keith)( English writer.)
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Biography Gilbert Keith Chesterton (Chesterton Gilbert Keith)
Born May 29, 1874 in London. After graduating in 1891, St. Paul's, ckul, studied painting at Slade School of Art at University College. In 1890 published the first book of poetry Wild Knight (The Wild Knight). In 1901 he married Frances blogs, but then gained notoriety avowed opponent of the Anglo-Boer War. Works of Chesterton largely polemical and still withstand the didactic thrust. He belonged to the Church of England, in 1922, converted to Catholicism and devoted himself to promoting Christian values.
'Basic idea' of his life he described as the awakening ability astonished to see the world as if for the first time. At the core of his artistic 'argument' lay eccentric, the emphasis on the unusual and fantastic. Chesterton's paradoxes were a roll call common sense, common opinion. Writer unusually topical, newsy in the best sense of the word, he brought a profound and original thinker in the historical-literary and theological. The real masterpieces became his literary work, Robert Browning (Robert Browning, . 1903), . Charles Dickens (Charles Dickens, . 1906), . George Bernard Shaw (George Bernard Shaw, . 1909), . Robert Louis Stevenson (Robert Louis Stevenson, . 1927) and Chaucer (Chaucer, . 1932),
. Theologians pay tribute to his acumen in portraits-Lives of Sts. Francis of Assisi (St. Francis of Assisi, 1923) and CB. Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas Aquinas, 1933). Excursus Chesterton in sociology, . presented in the book What's wrong with the world? (What's Wrong with the World, . 1910) and Paths of common sense (The Outline of Sanity, . 1926), . made it, . along with J. Bellocq, . chief advocate for the idea of economic and political decentralization in the spirit of the principles of Fabian,
. Beginning in 1918 he published the magazine 'Ji-Case Weekly' ( 'GK's Weekly')
. Controversy pervades fiction Chesterton, . his work Nottinghillsky Napoleon (The Napoleon of Notting Hill, . 1904) and Man, . Who Was Thursday (The Man Who Was Thursday, . 1908), . essentially equally serious, . as openly apologetic of orthodoxy (Ortodoxy, . 1908) and That's (The Thing, . 1929),
. The best known of his detective stories about Father Brown, a simple priest, who performs miracles in the search for criminals, reading in the minds and hearts of others.
Chesterton has traveled and lectured extensively in Europe, America and Palestine. With appearances on radio his voice became known to a wider audience, but he last twenty years of his life spent mostly in Beaconsfield (Buckinghamshire County), where he died June 14, 1936.