Lepanto (Chesterton) Versions of. Lepanto by Gilbert Keith Chesterton The poem refers to the naval Battle of Lepanto of Versions of. Edited by Dale Ahlquist Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. But not only have English classes . Hilaire Belloc called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s greatest poem and the greatest poem of his generation. But not only have English classes.

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But Don John of Austria rides home from the Crusade. Aug 07, Vicki rated it it was amazing.

Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary

I will never forget now, for example, that Miguel de Cervantes– who’s town I lived in while at university in Spain–fought and was wounded in that last crusade. Published August 30th by Ignatius Press first published He wrote over newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and chestertom years of weekly columns for the Daily News.

If this was the first book with Chesterton’s name on it I ever read I’d never have read another one. He also edited his own newspaper, G. Aug 10, Ann rated it it was amazing. Edited by Dale Ahlquist Hilaire ,epanto called “Lepanto” Chesterton’s lepanyo poem and the greatest poem of his generation.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jul 21, Liz added it. And that’s really interesting, too. Jan 28, Cristina Montes rated it it was amazing.

And the Pope has cast is arms abroad for agony and loss; And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the cross. He wrote dozens of popular books on a variety of topics and thousands of essays. The commentary included in the book gives a wonderful historical background to this little known battle between the naval forces representing Christianity Jan 24, Jennifer rated it chesetrton was amazing.


This page was last edited lepahto 4 Novemberat Add to Cart Add. Chesterton’s great poem commemorating the naval victory of the Holy Roman League in the battle of Lepanto. Chesterton has an excellent command of rhythm and rhyme. The poem itself is beautiful to read!

A well written poem that stirs the heart to greatness. The commentary fleshes out the lwpanto context of the poem so the reader understands what was going on in the world and why the Battle of Lepanto was so important in world history even if it is not talked chestertno in school. Well, all of it, but abbreviatedly, this: I read “Lepanto,” and man-oh-man, G. The Man Who Was Thursday.

Lepanto: With Explanatory Notes and Commentary by G.K. Chesterton

To ask other readers questions about Lepantoplease sign up. Bernard Fyles rated it it was amazing Dec 20, But not only have English classes neglected this masterpiece of rhyme and meter, History classes have neglected the story of the pivotal battle upon which the poem is based.

The history covered during this time period was fascinating and enlightening! A reading of this poem is a fixture in our homeschool each October. Dale Alquist’s cheesterton at the end of the poem is very enlightening. Chesterton is a vastly interesting, underrated writer, and it’s a crime that you can’t get his complete works for anything close to a reasonable rate I’ve looked into this several chesrerton. The poem’s depiction of Don Lrpanto of Austria’s heroism in the midst of the indifference of the rest of Europe is inspiring.

It suffers in obscurity because of a combined prejudice against rhyme and meter, against Catholicism, and against G. Es un libro precioso de poemas. It should be in every anthology of English literature and part of the standard syllabus in every class of English but it isn’t. I am no poetry connoisseur, but this great stuff. Another amazing Chesterton work. Chesterton gives an amazing description of the different kings and leaders involved, or not involved, and the different tensi Amazing poem–and the commentary in this book is invaluable for ordinary folks like me to get its meaning.


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Miracle of Saint Nicholas. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horsefive plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the chestrrton, Father Brown. Like every masterpiece, it is a work of art that continues to get better and better with lepqnto and leaves the reader in awe. Unfortunately, I find that Chesterton’s rhyme-scheme is too sing-song and pedantic.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Chesterton celebrating the victory of the Holy League in the Battle of Lepanto written in irregular lepango of rhyming, roughly paeonic tetrameter coupletslepamto ending in a quatrain of four dimeter lines.

This is the first of Chesterton’s poems I have read, and it does not disappoint. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy. Dim drums throbbing, in the hills half heard, Where only on a nameless throne a crownless prince has stirred, Where, risen from a doubtful seat and half lspanto stall, The last knight of Europe takes weapons from the wall, The last and lingering troubadour to whom the bird has sung, That once went singing southward when all the world was young, In that enormous silence, tiny and unafraid, Comes up along a winding road the noise of the Crusade.