Chesterton And Evil / Edition 1

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Overview


In the engaging Chesterton and Evil, Mark Knight offers a compelling analysis of the increasingly marginalized, but undoubtedly influential Gilbert Keith Chesterton and his late 19th and early 20th century fiction. In his Autobiography Chesterton observed: Perhaps, when I eventually emerged as a sort of theorist, and was described as an Optimist, it was because I was one of the few people in that world of diabolism who really believed in devils.Arguing that a serious analysis of the nature of evil is at the center of his fiction, Chesterton and Evil offers an exciting, new interdisciplinary reading of Chesterton's work, and provides a means of locating it among important theological and cultural concerns of his age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823223091
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Studies in Religion and Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Knight is a Lecturer in English Literature at Roehampton University of Surrey. He has published a range of work on nineteenth and early-twentieth fiction, including articles in English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, Literature and Theology, Christianity and Literature, Wilkie Collins Society Journal, and Dickens Studies Annual.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The 1890s, detective fiction, and the nature of evil 29
3 Creation and the grotesque 59
4 Nothingness, solipsism, and the grotesque 88
5 Confession, the church, and the problem of evil 125
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