G. K. Chesterton | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lawrence J. Clipper

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of G. K. Chesterton.
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Critical Essay by Lawrence J. Clipper

SOURCE: “Detectives and Apocalypses,” in G. K. Chesterton, Twayne Publishers, 1974, pp. 120–44.

In the following essay, Clipper observes that Chesterton followed the Romantic school of early twentieth-century literature.

Describing the fiction of the 1890's, one critic states that “the sane tradition of English fiction by which a delicate balance was maintained between realism and romance rarely broke down.”1 That delicate balance was upset, of course, with the new century when it became obvious that fiction-writers had gravitated into two camps: that of the Realists and Naturalists—Americans like Frank Norris and Theodore Dreiser, English writers like Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, Somerset Maugham, and young James Joyce; and a smaller group of “romancers” like Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, James Barrie, William Butler Yeats, and Chesterton himself.

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