Author: Karl Schmude

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…

The Homes of Chesterton

Chesterton’s first home outside of London, in the rural town of Beaconsfield, has recently been threatened with demolition to make way for the building of an apartment block….

Bruce Dawe – RIP

It is improbable that Chesterton and the Australian poet, Bruce Dawe (pictured), were known to each other, as Dawe was only 6 years old when Chesterton died in…

John Coates – RIP

A notable Chesterton scholar, John Coates (pictured), has died in England at the age of 76. While he produced works of literary criticism on various writers, in particular Rudyard…

Chesterton in Isolation

In an article on the BBC website, Worklife (18 April 2020), the British journalist Hephzibah Anderson explored how the life of a hermit might shed light on the…