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G.K. Chesterton Collected Works, Volume 11 - Collected Plays and Chesterton on Shaw

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G.K. Chesterton Collected Works, Volume 11

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G.K. Chesterton

This volume includes the collected plays of G. K. Chesterton, his controversial writings on Bernard Shaw (who referred to GKC as a colossal genius), and a bibliography. Many of the items appear for the first time in book form. Among his plays included here are: "The Wild Knight", "Magic", "The Judgment of Dr. Johnson", "The Turkey and the Turk", and "The Surprise". Among his writings on Shaw included here are: "Do We Agree?" (a debate), "How I Found the Superman", "Sorry, I'm Shaw", and "A Salute to the Last Socialist".

Chesterton himself gives the best summary of what we found in this volume when he says of Shaw: "I have argued with him on almost every subject in the world; and we have always been on opposite sides without affectation or animosity. I have defended the institution of the family against his Platonic fancies about the state ... institutions of beef and beer against his hygienic severity of vegetarianism and total abstinence.... It is necessary to disagree with him as much as I do in order to admire him as I do; and I am proud of him as a foe even more than as a friend."

Table of Contents:

General Editors' Introduction
Introduction by Denis J. Conlon

Collected Plays
Dialogue between Our Lord and St. Joseph
The Wild Knight
Time's Abstract and Brief Chronicle
The Flying Inn
The Temptation of St. Anthony
The Turkey and the Turk
What You Won't
The Judgement of Dr. Johnson
The Surprise
The Ages Are Passing

Chesterton on Shaw
The Great Shawkspear Mystery
Sorry, I'm Shaw
On the Alleged Pessimism of Shakespeare
How I Found Superman
George Bernard Shaw
G.B.S. versus G.K.C.
A Salute to the Last Socialist
The Case against Chesterton Replies
Do We Agree? - A Debate
Shakespeare and Shaw
Bernard Shaw and Breakages
Bernard Shaw and America
A Duel at Dusk
Second Thoughts on Shaw


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