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Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism

by Lisa Feurzeig

This study of Franz Schubert's settings of poetry by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis introduces the fascinating world of early German Romanticism in the 1790s, when an energetic group of bold young thinkers radically...


What's Wrong with the World

by G. K. Chesterton

In the aptly titled treatise What's Wrong With the World, one of the twentieth century's most memorable and prolific writers takes on education, government, big business, feminism, and a host of other topics....


Twelve Types

by G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton's biographical essays provide unique portraits of 12 of Europe's most defining figures. Written by one of the world's master essayists, this collection richly expresses Chesterton's thoughts...


Utopia of Usurers and other Essays

by G. K. Chesterton

What is it that angers Chesterton and fills him with grim forebodings for the future of his island? Many things and, especially, many persons. But chiefly the capitalists, the upper middle class, the usurers,...


Varied Types

by G. K. Chesterton

These essays, with some alterations & additions, are reprinted from the Daily News & the Speaker. The 1st 12 were published in London, by A.L. Humphreys, 1903, as Twelve Types.

Charlie Brontë

William Morris...


The Victorian Age in Literature

by G. K. Chesterton

"I was born a Victorian; and sympathise not a little with the serious Victorian Spirit." In this engaging and extremely personal account G K Chesterton expounds his views on Victorian literature. Many of his...


What I Saw in America

by G. K. Chesterton

Journalist, novelist, poet, artist and art critic, essayist, theologian, propagandist, philosopher, and creator of the wily old Father Brown - G. K. Chesterton is one of the most beguiling authors of the early...


The Superstition of Divorce

by G. K. Chesterton

British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety...


Appetite of Tyranny: Including Letters to an Old Garibaldian

by G. K. Chesterton

Born in London, Chesterton was educated at St. Paul’s, but never went to college. He went to art school. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become...


The Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

by G. K. Chesterton

Born in London, Chesterton was educated at St. Paul’s, but never went to college. He went to art school. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become...


The Barbarism of Berlin

by G. K. Chesterton

Unless we are all mad, there is at the back of the most bewildering business a story: and if we are all mad, there is no such thing as madness. If I set a house on fire, it is quite true that I may illuminate...


All Things Considered

by G. K. Chesterton

A collection of essays dealing with various topics, such as human nature, current affairs, science and religion


Eugenics and Other Evils

by G. K. Chesterton

Mr. Chesterton's long essay on eugenics and other evils was written in 1922, just a few years after the close of the 'Great War.' This war was not yet known as World War I, and it could not then be imagined...


George Bernard Shaw

by G. K. Chesterton

"Most people either say that they agree with Bernard Shaw or that they do not understand him. I am the only person who understands him, and I do not agree with him." --G.K.C.


Heretics

by G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton, the "Prince of Paradox," is at his witty best in this collection of twenty essays and articles from the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on "heretics" — those who pride themselves...


Irish Impressions

by G. K. Chesterton

Personal impressions of the author's visit to Ireland under the direction of the War Aims Committee. Mr. Chesterton understands teh Irish thoroughly and says many fine things finely in this refreshing and stimulating...


The Defendant

by G. K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton's collected essays on subjects ranging from detective stories and penny dreadfuls to heraldry and patriotism. The essays originally appeared in "The Speaker" but were edited and revised for republication....


Narrative Space and Time: Representing Impossible Topologies in Literature

by Elana Gomel

Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes,...


Jane Austen, Game Theorist

by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as Michael Chwe reveals in his insightful new book,...


Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque

by Mohja Kahf

Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed-the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance...