Titolo: The Ball and the Cross
Casa editrice: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: "When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude," Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Chesterton's second novel chronicles a passionate dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic and an atheist. Both happen to fall in love with women who hold to their opponent's deepest convictions. The Ball and the Cross is part fantasy, part allegory with roots in religion, politics and science fiction. This 1910 book is mostly overlooked novel from author G.K. Chesterton, the master of all literary genres.
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Like much of G. K. Chesterton's fiction, The Ball and the Cross is both witty and profound, cloaking serious religious and philosophical inquiry in sparkling humor and whimsy. Serialized in the British publication The Commonwealth in 1905-06, Chesterton's second novel first appeared in book form in America in 1909, delighting and challenging readers with its heady mixture of fantasy, farce, and theology.
The plot of The Ball and the Cross chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, one a devout but naive Roman Catholic, the other a zealous but naive atheist. Their fanatically held opinions?leading to a duel that is proposed but never fought?inspire a host of comic adventures whose allegorical levels vigorously explore the debate between theism and atheism.
Martin Gardner's superb introduction to The Ball and the Cross reveals the real-life debate between Chesterton and a famous atheist that provided inspiration for the story, and it explores some of the novel's possible allegorical meanings. Appraising the book's many intriguing philosophical qualities, Mr. Gardner alerts readers as well to the pleasures of its "colorful style . . . amusing puns and clever paradoxes . . . and the humor and melodrama of its crazy plot."
Unabridged Dover (1995) republication of the work originally published in 1909-1910. New Introduction by Martin Gardner.
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