G. K. Chesterton | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John LeVay

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of G. K. Chesterton.
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Critical Essay by John LeVay

SOURCE: “What Happens in ‘Lepanto,”’ in The Chesterton Review, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, February, 1992, pp. 25-29.

In the following essay, LeVay describes the historical events that Chesterton left out of his poem about the sixteenth-century battle between a Turkish and a Christian fleet in the Gulf of Lepanto.

“What doesn't happen in ‘Lepanto’.” The point is, there's no way on God's green earth that one is going to find out what happened at the battle of Lepanto by reading Chesterton's pep-rally tub-thumper. That's the kind of poem it is, and it's very good of its kind. It's also a phantasmagoric slide-show with martial allegro (Beethoven) music. But some of the mundane details which Chesterton treated...

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