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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And the Pope has cast is arms abroad for agony and loss; And called the kings of Chesterton’s epic poem on the great battle of Lepanto. No trivia or quizzes yet. Languages Italiano Svenska Edit links.

The Spirit of the Liturgy — Commemorative Edition. And I don’t even like this sort of thing usually, I had to read this poem for school. Chesterton celebrating the victory of the Holy League in the Battle of Lepanto written in irregular stanzas of rhyming, roughly paeonic tetrameter coupletsoften ending in a quatrain of four dimeter lines.

G.K. Chesterton’s Lepanto and the First World War

Review and Rate this Item. A reading of this poem is a fixture in our homeschool each October. Beautifully brings the history to life in the poem, and the commentary fills in the gaps. The great poem by G.

Oct 14, Noel rated it it was amazing. Recommend you also find a good preferably non-PC history book on the Battle of Lepanto and read that first. Dec 28, Zachary rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 03, Paul rated it it was amazing. Then follows a long, redundant commentary which does not even pretend to scholarly objectivity but preaches, hard, to the choir.


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With Explanatory Lepatno and Commentary by G. It’s wonderful, the way Chesterton uses the sounds of words to create special effects. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to more, hundreds of poems, lepano the epic Ballad of the White Horsefi Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, educated at St. In Defense Of Sanity.

Alfred rated it did not like it. He wrote over newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News.

Chesterton gives an amazing description of the different kings and leaders involved, or not involved, and the different tensions and preoccupations among them. For the poem alone I would give this five stars. Add to Cart Add. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A well written poem that stirs the heart to greatness. Preview — Lepanto by G.

Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary

Paperbackpages. Jan 24, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.

Dale Alquist’s commentary at the end of the poem is very enlightening. Chesterton chestergon equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology. Dale Ahlquist, author of G.


It will increase your understanding and enjoyment of Chesterton’s poem. Well, all lepnato it, but abbreviatedly, this: He also edited his own newspaper, G. Here is the story behind the modern conflict between Christianity and Islam, between Protestant and Catholic Europe, and the origin of the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

Edited by Dale Ahlquist Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. The have dashed the Adriatic ’round the Lion of the Sea.

This has opened a whole narrative for me on the crusades–a space of history which for me is nearly blank. Es un libro precioso de poemas.

chesferton Jan 12, Robert rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. I read “Lepanto,” and man-oh-man, G. I’m actually enjoying analyzing it!

Chesterton has an excellent command of rhythm and rhyme. Of course, this may be the point, since Chesterton places great emphasis on the ability to laugh, even at chestertpn topics; this Lepanto is another good poem by Chesterton, with some masterful word-play “[The ships] fling great shadows foe-wards,” as opposed to “forwards”and excellent foils the dark, suntanned Arab commander standing on deck, while the pale, sunless Christian slaves work the oars underneath.