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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday

Sometimes described as thrilling, sometimes as comic, and sometimes as metaphysical or spiritual, The Man Who Was Thursday is perhaps a little of each. The tale begins when an undercover policeman infiltrates a mysterious Anarchist group. As the novel progresses, things become more comic and improbable, and eventually settle in to as sort of abstract, dreamlike state. Filled with Christian allegory, Thursday is a glittering, fascinating exploration of good versus evil and theology through the lens of adventure, wit, and the surreal.
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  • Maxim Baranovshared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    💡Learnt A Lot

    It is brilliant example of sophisticated approach to tell story about trivial plot by language and adjective saturated palette that forge page by page hidden bundle of extra meanings and references to history of human thinking.

  • cornloggershared an impression4 months ago
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Quotes

  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted4 years ago
    Will you swear that! If you will take upon your­self this aw­ful ab­neg­a­tion if you will con­sent to bur­den your soul with a vow that you should never make and a know­ledge you should never dream about, I will prom­ise you in re­turn—”
  • tahsinsabah11has quoted7 years ago
    that young man was not really a poet; but surely he was a poem
  • tahsinsabah11has quoted7 years ago
    lawlessness of art and the art of lawlessness

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