Article Category: Obituaries

Denis J Conlon RIP

The distinguished Chesterton biographer and editor, Denis J. Conlon, died on May 7, 2020 at the age of 88. Nancy Brown recalls the range and importance of his contributions to Chesterton scholarship.

Remembering Two ‘Champions of Chesterton’ – Part 2 (William Oddie)

The death of William Oddie will be sad news for his many friends and former colleagues. A large personality in Catholic journalistic circles, his unmistakable voice will be…

Remembering Two ‘Champions of Chesterton’ – Part 1 (Clive James)

Clive James The death last November of the Australian ex- patriate author and broadcaster Clive James (pictured) is an occasion for recalling his ad- miration of Chesterton. In…

Bruce Dawe – RIP

While it is improbable that Chesterton and the late Australian poet, Bruce Dawe, were known to each other, as Dawe was only 6 years old when Chesterton died in 1936, they had much in common, especially a powerful poetic imagination and a moral vision of ordinary life that prized the most vulnerable human beings.

John Coates – RIP

A notable Chesterton scholar, John Coates, died in England in 2020 at the age of 76. This tribute to his work highlights several of the significant insights in his definitive study, Chesterton and the Edwardian Cultural Crisis (1984).