What is the meaning of pringlish in g.k chesterton?
A typical trick of GKC is to play around with words - sometimes he'll coin a word or make a pun. This appears to be a portmanteau of Prig and English. Or perhaps Prim. What do you think? He also prefers to write poetry in Rhyme, so this new word helps a lot.
Who is an author similar to G. K. Chesterton?
Chesterton was often compared to his predecessor, Dr. Samuel Johnson. Dr. Johnson's witty sayings were often quoted (and still are), just like Chesterton. You can find some of Dr. Johnson's work here: http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Johnsons-Works-Johnson-Volumes/dp/B003XVZL7K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289072504&sr=8-1 Another author I think is similar to Chesterton is George MacDonald. You can find some of his work here: http://www.amazon.com/George-McDonald-Treasury-Princess-Phantastes/dp/0978891430/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289072561&sr=1-2 I hope this helps you!
What religious order does Father Brown, of the G. K. Chesterton stories, belong to?
Any Christian presumably could read them.GK Chesterton, the author, was a Catholic.
Which cities have been home to the best crime novels?
London - Sherlock Holmes lives in 221B Baker Street. Along with Doctor Watson he solved many crimes here. Hercule Poirot resided in 56B Whitehaven Mansions. Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey lived in 110A Piccadilly. G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown lived in London too. It’s also the home of Scotland Yard/Metropolitan Police, so a lot of police novels are set here too, e.g. Wilkie Cillins’ The Moonstone. Ngaio Marsh’s Roderick Alleyn, P. D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh and Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley worked here too.St. Mary Mead - Not a city, but a small village worth mentioning because of its high crime rate. One theory says that Miss Marple committed all of them, but framed one of the locals each time.Paris - E. A. Poe’s Auguste Dupin lived in Paris. Simenon’s Jules Maigret worked on 36 Quai des Orfèvres, the police headquarters. In Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal the police try to prevent an assault on President Charles de Gaulle.San Francisco - Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon is set in the Golden Gate city, with private eye Sam Spade as the sleuth. Since then it has been associated with film noir, gloomy streets and hard-boiled detectives. Classic crime films like Vertigo and Basic Instinct are set here too.Los Angeles - Raymond Chandler used this city as the decor for The Big Sleep and other Philip Marlowe novels. James Ellroy wrote four crime novels set in Los Angeles in the 1940s and ‘50s, including The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential. The film classic Chinatown comes to mind as well.
Why and how did GK Chesterton's popularity evaporate?
Sounds like you've given me someone else to study, but I've studied similar figures who seem to be in the middle of shifts in thinking, popular culture, and technology.There's the example in literature of Ezra Pound, who is in equal measures responsible for the successes of T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, and William Carlos Williams. I remember a friend of mine who was a graduate student studying Eliot discovering a copy of Pound's hand-written edits to Eliot's The Wasteland on one of our used bookstore archaeological digs and being blown away by the depth of influence.In cryptography, there's always the story of Alan Turing, who broke the enigma cipher and influenced cryptography for almost a generation, with for the longest time nobody making significant improvements to his work.Usually, when we look at someone in retrospect, we forget the history that's associated with individuals. Pound was a great editor that most of his contemporaries trusted for advice and feedback. Turing took work that was already done and took it in a new direction. In chemistry, you might call them catalysts, and like a chemical reaction, we talk about the reaction when the components come together, but we often forget how in the absence of the catalyst the reaction never happens. That's a part of human nature I think, we forget the influencers behind the innovators. For every Edison, I think, there's a Tesla toiling in obscurity.You also can't dismiss the personal histories of people. Pound was disillusioned with America and made a bad call on Hitler's & Mussolini's fascism disguised as populist socialism being "the next wave" and found himself charged and briefly imprisoned for treason, effectively ending his influence. Turing was gay and after it was discovered was charged with "committing unspeakable acts" was chemically castrated, ostracized, and committed suicide by cyanide. So the descent of influencers is sometime because they don't fit the time they live in, which isn't surprising, considering they seem to live partially somewhere in the future.