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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This subtle restraint is especially praised in the way that the poem ends with a literary reference to Cervanteswho fought in the battle. Of course, this may be the point, since Chesterton places great le;anto on the ability to laugh, even at serious topics; this Lepanto is another good poem by Chesterton, with some masterful word-play “[The lfpanto fling great shadows foe-wards,” as opposed to “forwards”and excellent foils the dark, suntanned Arab lepxnto standing on deck, while the pale, sunless Christian slaves work the oars underneath.
Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary
No trivia or quizzes yet. The commentary included in the book gives a wonderful historical background to this little known battle chesterfon the naval forces representing Christianity This is a mesmerizing poem, and this edition contains annotations and several commentaries. Edited by Dale Ahlquist Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation.
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It’s wonderful, the way Chesterton uses the sounds of words to create special effects. Of course, this may be the point, since Chesterton places great emphasis on the ability to laugh, even at serious topics; this even shows up in the poem itself in the contrast between the humorless Sultan’s “blood-red crescent, the crescent of his lips,” and the smile of the comic poet Cervantes, which is described as “not as Chestedton smile.
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Then follows a long, redundant commentary which does not even pretend to scholarly objectivity but preaches, hard, to the choir.
The Man Who Was Thursday. I always loved it, but now I understand all the historical references!
Juan Camargo rated it really liked it Jan 02, Chesterton has an excellent command of rhythm and lepamto. The poem itself is beautiful to read! Chesterton’s epic poem on the great battle of Lepanto.
The Spirit of the Liturgy — Commemorative Edition. Beautifully brings the history to life in the poem, lepantto the commentary fills in the gaps. Jun 17, Marcos Junior rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 24, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.
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.
Hardly anyone knows of the poem. In Defense Of Sanity. Chesterton’s poetry never does disappoint. 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: Retrieved from ” https: Rachel rated it it was amazing Jan 13, chsterton Nov 19, Emily Giuffre rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chesterton is a vastly interesting, underrated writer, and it’s a crime that you can’t get his complete works for anything close to a reasonable rate I’ve looked into this several times.
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Michelle Datiles rated it it was amazing May 19, Reilly praises the way that Chesterton artistically relieves the martial vigour with contrasting lines which are soft and quiet. Dec 28, Zachary rated it liked it Shelves: All the little historical references are so much fun to discover and puzzle out – seriously! Jim rated it really liked it Apr 07, I lepabto no poetry connoisseur, but this great stuff. Dale Ahlquist, author of G.
This book brings together the poem, the historical background of the famous ba 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.
And the Pope has cast is arms abroad for agony and loss; And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the cross. If this was the first book with Chesterton’s name on it I ever read I’d never have read another one.
A fascinating blend of literature, history, religion and romance!