G. K. Chesterton | Critical Review by George Soule

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of G. K. Chesterton.
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Critical Review by George Soule

SOURCE: “The Attitude of Adventure,” in The New Republic, Vol. IV, No. 52, October 30, 1915, pp. 341-43.

In the following review of Chesterton's Poems, Soule asserts that the poet takes refuge in “religious orthodoxy,” “banality and bravado” in order to avoid the discomfort of genuine feeling.

Anybody who fancies himself in heroic declamation will probably, if he happens to read “Lepanto,” read it aloud. He is likely then to be so pleased with its brave colors and insistent sonority that he will repeat it a second and perhaps a third time. After that he is sure to avoid it as he would a Sousa march, not wishing to strut always with brass and drums. But he will find no relief in this book. All the poems...

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