The Man Who Was Thursday‎,A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton Christian Book Reviews And Information

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The Man Who Was Thursday‎
A Nightmare
by G. K. Chesterton | Genre: Fiction
Release Date: April 1999
 

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908. The book is sometimes referred to as a metaphysical thriller. Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the thirty-second volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in July 1971.

Although it deals with anarchists, the novel is not an exploration or rebuttal of anarchist thought; Chesterton's ad hoc construction of "Philosophical Anarchism" is distinguished from ordinary anarchism and is referred to several times not so much as a rebellion against government but as a rebellion against God.

The novel has been described as "one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, the place where, before our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and becomes the nightmare-fantastical tradition of Kafka and Borges."

As part of Project Gutenberg, the book is available for download at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1695.

Pages: 330
Format: Hardcover
EAN/ISBN: N/A
Publisher: N/A

+ Entry lasted edited by sk00 on 08.11.09

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