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Who were G.K. Chesterton's equivalent of the "Inklings"? (I'm not looking for exact parallels with the Inklings group, of course.) Hilaire Belloc, I suppose? Anyone else?
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He belonged to a group of mystery writers that included Dorothy L. Sayers. I forget if they had a name for their group or not. Otherwise, he had a wide variety of friends that included George Bernard Shaw, among many others.
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He belonged to a group of mystery writers that included Dorothy L. Sayers. I forget if they had a name for their group or not. Otherwise, he had a wide variety of friends that included George Bernard Shaw, among many others.
Interesting. Perhaps the mystery genre was to Chesterton's group what the fantasy genre was to the Inklings.
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Interesting. Perhaps the mystery genre was to Chesterton's group what the fantasy genre was to the Inklings.
GKC seemed to have no interest in fantasy/mythology. He saw the fantastic in a blade of grass, so I suppose he didn't need elves or wizards to give him that sense of the sublime oddity of life that is the spiritual understanding of it. Mysteries appealed to his way of seeing the world as a divine puzzle, which is, I believe why he was so fond of employing paradoxes.
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GKC seemed to have no interest in fantasy/mythology. He saw the fantastic in a blade of grass, so I suppose he didn't need elves or wizards to give him that sense of the sublime oddity of life that is the spiritual understanding of it. Mysteries appealed to his way of seeing the world as a divine puzzle, which is, I believe why he was so fond of employing paradoxes.
But he loved fairy tales, evidently...
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But he loved fairy tales, evidently...
Indeed, but he didn't write them.
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Indeed, but he didn't write them.
What about The Man Who Was Thursday?
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What about The Man Who Was Thursday?
That's not fantasy/fairy tale, ala Tolkien or Lewis. It doesn't take us to other worlds of made up creatures. It's set in modern times with humans involved in a situation any modern human might find himself in. Chesterton would not call it a fairy tale.
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