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Alfheim: Chesterton books available

When Feb 22, 2011 02:30 PM to
Mar 10, 2011 08:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Join the Alfheim Fantasy Book Group at 7 p.m. Thursday March 10 at Decorah Public Library to discuss G.K. Chesterton’s “The Man Who Was Thursday.” Books are currently available for check-out at the front desk of the library.


Considered by many readers to be G.K. Chesterton’s best work, the 1908 novel is an outrageous satire about a club of gentlemen in London at the turn of the 20th century who have vowed to destroy the world. Subtitled “A Nightmare,” and bursting with Chesterton’s trademark wit and abundant surprising metaphors about religion, nature, and human civilization itself, the book has been called “a philosophical and ironic wonder.” 


British writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, humorous style earned him the title of the “prince of paradox,” and his works- 80 books and nearly 4,000 essays- remain among the most beloved in the English language.


Alfheim meets at Decorah Public Library at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Call 382-3717 for more information.