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Historical Imagination of G.K. Chesterton, The. Studies in Major Literary Authors. Joseph R McCleary

Historical Imagination of G.K. Chesterton, The. Studies in Major Literary Authors.

Joseph R McCleary

Published March 15th 2009
ISBN : 9781281977854
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This study examines a selection of Chestertons novels, poetry, and literary criticism and outlines the distinctive philosophy of history that emerges from these writings. Looking at Chesterons relationship with and influence upon authors includingMoreThis study examines a selection of Chestertons novels, poetry, and literary criticism and outlines the distinctive philosophy of history that emerges from these writings. Looking at Chesterons relationship with and influence upon authors including William Cobbett, Sir Walter Scott, Belloc, Shaw, H.G. Wells, Christopher Dawson, Evelyn Waugh, and Marshall McLuhan, McCleary contends that Chestertons recurring use of the themes of locality, patriotism, and nationalism embodies a distinctive understanding of what gives history its coherence. The study concludes that Chestertons emphasis on locality is the hallmark of his historical philosophy in that it blends the concepts of free will, specificity, and creatureliness which he uses to make sense of history.