Lepanto (Chesterton) Versions of. Lepanto by Gilbert Keith Chesterton The poem refers to the naval Battle of Lepanto of Versions of. Edited by Dale Ahlquist Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. But not only have English classes . Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. But not only have English classes.
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Jan 12, Robert rated it really liked it. This subtle restraint is especially praised in the way that the poem ends with a literary reference to Cervanteswho fought in the battle. This is the first of Chesterton’s poems Chdsterton have read, and lepxnto does not disappoint. Dec 30, Steve rated it really liked it. This battle was really the final push against the inroads Islam was making into Europe and stopped its advancement through the leadership of Don Jon of Austria and the prayers and intercessions of Pope Pius V and other devoted Cchesterton.
Alfred rated it did not like it. Barb Garza rated it it was amazing Jul 27, And that’s really interesting, too. The Man Who Was Thursday. Chesterton’s epic poem on the great battle of Lepanto.
Edited by Dale Ahlquist Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. Amazing poem–and the commentary in this book is invaluable for ordinary folks like me to get its meaning. I read “Lepanto,” and man-oh-man, G. And the Pope has cast is arms abroad for agony and loss; And xhesterton the kings of Christendom for swords about the cross. To Raise the Fallen.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, educated at St. Languages Italiano Svenska Edit links.
Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary
But not only have English classes neglected this masterpiece of rhyme and meter, History classes have neglected the story of the pivotal battle upon which the poem is based. A fascinating blend of literature, history, religion and romance! Then follows a long, redundant commentary which does not even pretend cheterton scholarly objectivity but preaches, hard, to the choir.
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Jan 28, Cristina Montes rated it it was amazing. People who take his jokes too seriously are the people who make the rest of us want to leave him suffering in obscurity.
G.K. Chesterton’s Lepanto and the First World War
Dale Alquist’s commentary at the end of the poem is very enlightening. This book brings together the poem, the historical background of the famous battle, a riveting account of the battle itself, and a discussion of its historical consequences. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But Lrpanto John of Austria rides home from the Crusade.
In this context, the victory of Christian Europe over its Turkish enemy depicted by Chesterton in vividly blood-stained terms became readily acceptable to those sympathetic to the British cause as a straightforward allegory of right — the Allied nations representing the traditional morality of Christendom — triumphing over wrong — the Central Powers representing the rejection of that morality in the name of the previously mentioned “-isms”.
Dec 28, Zachary rated it liked it Shelves: The commentary fleshes out the historical context of the poem so the reader understands what was going on in the world and why the Battle of Lepanto was so important in world history even if it is not talked about in school. But not only have English classes neglected this masterpiece of rhyme and meter, History classes have neglected the story of the pivotal battle upon which the poem is based.
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Recommended to Nicole Catherine by: Lepznto I don’t even like this sort of thing usually, I had to read this poem for school. Yet the way to fix all that is certainly not to print tiny little books with bits and pieces of him in there surrounded by uncivil nonsense like the following: The great poem by G.
The Ear of the Heart. Sep 29, Tripleguess rated it it was amazing. Some of the commentaries provide the historical setting for the Battle for Lepanto that changed world history and is swept under the rug today. Michelle Datiles rated it it was amazing May 19,