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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The Confessions – Study Guide. The notes and various essays included in this volume are also very good and helpful in reading the poem. Unfortunately, I find that Chesterton’s rhyme-scheme is too sing-song and pedantic. Father Damien and the Bells. Well-known Chesterton expert, Dale Ahlquist, has gathered together all the insightful commentaries and explanatory notes. It’s wonderful, the lepango Chesterton uses the sounds of words to create special effects.

Lepanto is a poem by G. Inhe was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. This poem has so many layers.

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. Chesterton gives an amazing description of the different kings and lepant involved, or not involved, and the different tensions and preoccupations among them.

Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary

Review and Rate this Item. ChestertonWordsworth Editions Ltd, p. 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 lepznto about in school.


Jan 24, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. The history covered during this time period was fascinating and enlightening! Of course, this may be the point, since Chesterton places great emphasis on the ability to laugh, even at serious topics; this Lepanto is another good poem chestertob 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.

This book brings together the poem, the historical background of the famous battle, a riveting account of the battle itself, lepano a discussion of its historical consequences. Browse All Religious Education. This has opened a whole narrative for me on the crusades–a space of history which for me is nearly blank. Also, if I ever get sad, I will just remember that G. People who take his jokes too chestertoon are the people who make the rest of us want to leave him suffering in obscurity.

Lepanto (poem) – Wikipedia

Jim rated it really liked it Apr 07, In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. Forgot password or Username? Nov 19, Emily Giuffre rated it it was amazing Shelves: I plan to go be splashed with the splendid sickness that is hypnotization by Chesterton poetry Other Editions and Formats.

In this context, the victory of Christian Europe over its Turkish enemy depicted by Cheesterton 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”.


Rachel rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Oct 14, Noel rated it it was amazing. In LepantoLepajto reveals all his poetic gifts at their best: And I don’t even like this sort of thing usually, I had cheserton read this poem for school.

Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary by G.K. Chesterton

Es un libro precioso de poemas. Dim drums throbbing, in the hills half heard, Where only on a nameless throne a crownless prince has stirred, Where, risen from a doubtful seat and half attainted stall, The last knight of Europe takes weapons from the wall, The last and lingering troubadour to whom the bird has sung, That once went singing southward when all the world was young, In that enormous silence, tiny and unafraid, Comes up along a winding road the noise of the Crusade.

Add to Cart Add. The great poem by G. The additional commentaries were an excellent resource for getting the most of the work. Beautifully brings the history to life in the poem, and the commentary fills in the gaps.


It suffers in obscurity because of a combined prejudice against rhyme and meter, against Catholicism, and against Lepantto. Alfred rated it did not like it. Views Read Edit View history.