Join the Society for our next monthly meeting and discussion on the evening of Sunday, June 10th, when we'll focus on a lesser-read but very fun Chesterton work, his collection of short stories (or, arguably, "composite novel"), The Poet and the Lunatics. focusing on the exploits of a quintessential Chesterton character, Gabriel Gale, cut from the same mold as his priest-detective Father Brown, or the retired-Judge-cum-mystic, Basil Grant (of The Club of Queer Trades). Gale's poetic sensitivity and mystical nature allow him to grasp facts others would miss, embodying a definition Chesterton once quoted of paradox as "Truth standing on her head to attract attention."
The book is available from The American Chesterton Society shop as well as from Amazon.com either in a very affordable trade paperback, used hardcover, or Kindle format. It can also be read online.
Please see below the break for more details or to RSVP.
We aim to provide fellowship and fun in the Philadelphia area as we gather and honor the personal and literary legacy of G.K. Chesterton.
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