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Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Kevin Belmonte

Starred Review. Regardless of theological bias, no one can help being charmed by the writings of G.K. Chesterton. His Father Brown mysteries, as well as his many works of theology and literary criticism, shine with wit and insight. Belmonte approaches … see full wiki

Author: Kevin Belmonte
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
2 reviews about Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact...
review by . March 02, 2011
Chesterton's impact, through his many writings, remains the emphasis; his life's the backdrop for a talented critic, fantasist, poet, and controversialist who never seemed to stop working. Belmonte covers GKC's career efficiently, in many short chapters, most focusing on a particular major work. That some are forgotten now only highlights how renowned they once were. Graham Greene on "The Ballad of the White Horse," T.S. Eliot on "The Napoleon of Notting Hill," or …
review by . February 07, 2011
The life of Gilbert Keith Chesterton is, like the man himself, large--too large to be contained within a book. So, while I don't consider Kevin Belmonte's new biography of Chesterton to be a rousing success, I don't consider it to be a miserable failure either. Given the bio, any graphy of Chesterton will fall short in some way or another.      Nonetheless, I am surprised by how little engaged I was by Belmonte's book. I genuinely liked the author's Hero for …
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