Fun Facts Friday: G.K. Chesterton
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 29, 2020

G.K. Chesterton (29 May, 1874 – 14 June, 1936) was an English writer, theologian, critic, and philosopher. Mr. Chesterton’s most famous creating is the priest-detective Father Brown. Books by G.K. Chesterton* He was born as Gilbert Keith Chesterton in Campden Hill, Kensington, an affluent district of London, England. Mr. Chesterton was educated at St. Paul’s, selective independent school for boys aged 13–18, but never attended college. Instead he went to art school, where he started to write criticism. Mr. Chesterton wrote about 80 books, over 2,000 poems, around 200 short stories, 4,000 essays and columns, as well as several plays. Despite his enormous portfolio, Mr. Chesterton considered himself first and foremost a journalist. In 1901 He married Frances Alice Blogg, a writer by her own right, who worked as his manager encouraging his writings, appointments, accounts and negotiations with publishers. Mr. Chesterton was a big guy, standing 6’4”, weighing around 290 lbs.  and embraced it with wit and cynicism. One story goes that he told his friend , Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, that “To look at you, anyone would think a famine had struck England”, Shaw appropriately replied that “To look at you, anyone would think you had caused…

Fun Facts Friday: Edmund Wilson
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 8, 2020

His critique helped to interest the public in the works of Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Vladimir Nabokov, as well as establishing a new evaluation of the works of Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

Fun Facts Friday: Joseph Pulitzer
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 10, 2020

In the 1890s, after he already owned several papers including the New York World, Mr. Pulitzer got into a headline competition with the newspapers of William Hearst.    Once he believed their headline battle went too far, Mr. Pulitzer backed off.

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