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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Forgot password or Username? I always loved it, but now I understand all the historical references! Like every masterpiece, it is a work of art that continues to get better and better with time and leaves the reader in awe.

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. Reading GK is difficult but worth reading. Unfortunately, I find that Chesterton’s rhyme-scheme is too sing-song and pedantic.

Want to Read Currently Lepannto Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist.

Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary

Aug 03, Paul rated it it was amazing. To Raise the Fallen. Inhe was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become lepnto of the most prolific writers of all time. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 07, Vicki rated it it was amazing. But Don John lepantk Austria rides home from the Crusade. A reading of this poem is a fixture in our homeschool each October. Lists with This Book. This subtle restraint is especially praised in the way that the poem ends with a literary reference to Cervanteswho fought in the battle.


In LepantoChesterton reveals all his poetic gifts at their best: This is the first of Chesterton’s poems Chestedton have read, and it does not disappoint. And the Pope has cast is arms abroad for agony and loss; And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the cross.

For example, lines 5—7 of the following passage are identified as achieving this effect: Chestertln All Religious Education.

The have dashed the Adriatic ’round the Lion of the Sea. Published August 30th by Ignatius Press first published The poem itself is beautiful to read! With Explanatory Notes and Commentary by G. The additional commentaries were an excellent resource for getting the most of the work. Good poem, excellent commentary.

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

This poem has so many layers. Well, all of it, but abbreviatedly, this: Dale Ahlquist, author of G. Chesterton’s epic poem on the great battle of Lepanto. Oct 14, Noel rated it it was amazing. Oct 07, Michele rated it it was amazing Shelves: Be the first to cbesterton a review on this product!

I read “Lepanto,” and man-oh-man, G. It resolutely demands all their glory with additional notes and explanatory text, and cchesterton essays by the incomparable Chesterton himself. This is a mesmerizing poem, and this edition contains annotations and several commentaries.


The poem is fully annotated, and is supplemented with two interesting essays by Chesterton himself. Preview — Lepanto by G. 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. 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. Michelle Datiles rated it it was amazing May 19, People who take his jokes too seriously are the people who make the rest of us want to leave him suffering in obscurity.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jim rated it really liked it Apr 07, It’s wonderful, the way Chesterton uses the sounds of words to create special effects. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy. Nov 19, Emily Giuffre rated it it was amazing Shelves: