Heretics

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One of Chesterton's earliest books, Heretics, is also one of his best. Overflowing with characteristic wit, incisiveness, and splendid gusto, here is Chesterton's razor-sharp analysis of the fallacies of modern thought as exemplified in the leading writers of the time. Nietzsche, Shaw, Yeats, Kipling, Ibsen, H.G. Wells and others, are all submitted to a ruthless Chestertonian examination. However, true to his character, Chesterton gives the antagonist his due, while allowing the...
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One of Chesterton's earliest books, Heretics, is also one of his best. Overflowing with characteristic wit, incisiveness, and splendid gusto, here is Chesterton's razor-sharp analysis of the fallacies of modern thought as exemplified in the leading writers of the time. Nietzsche, Shaw, Yeats, Kipling, Ibsen, H.G. Wells and others, are all submitted to a ruthless Chestertonian examination. However, true to his character, Chesterton gives the antagonist his due, while allowing the reader to celebrate the real value of his work.

Social criticism based on his journalistic work, first published in 1905.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404365650
  • Publisher: IndyPublish.com
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874And#8211;1936) was an English writer, philosopher, satirist, and social critic. During his lifetime, the prolific Chesterton wrote eighty books, several hundred poems, some two hundred short stories, four thousand essays, and several plays. He was also known as a strong debater and Christian apologist. He often took on what he considered to be the flawed philosophy of modernism found in the writings of his good friends Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. It was Shaw who once referred to Chesterton in Time magazine as "a man of colossal genius." Chesterton's writings consistently displayed wit and a sense of humor. His ingenious use of paradox in his commentaries on the leading political, economic, philosophical, and theological beliefs of his day makes his writings as relevant today as they were a century ago.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introductory Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy     1
On the Negative Spirit     10
On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and making the World Small     19
Mr. Bernard Shaw     29
Mr. H. G. Wells and the Giants     38
Christmas and the AEsthetes     53
Omar and the Sacred Vine     60
The Mildness of the Yellow Press     67
The Moods of Mr. George Moore     77
On Sandals and Simplicity     81
Science and the Savages     86
Paganism and Mr. Lowes Dickinson     93
Celts and Celtophiles     105
On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family     110
On Smart Novelists and the Smart Set     121
On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity     134
On the Wit of Whistler     146
The Fallacy of the Young Nation     154
Slum Novelists and the Slums     167
Concluding Remarks on the Importance of Orthodoxy     178
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    Excellent in places, but Othodoxy is Chesterton's best

    This was scanned in, so errors appear about once every five lines, still readable however. If you have not read Chesterton, read his Orthodoxy. Heretics is a collection of his critiques of his commtemporary thinkers, many of whom may not be famikiar to you.r

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