Tremendous Trifles has ratings and 83 reviews. Nandakishore said: One thing I like about our public library is the presence of old books – I mean, re. The Dragon’s Grandmother. I met a man the other day who did not believe in fairy tales. I do not mean that he did not believe in the incidents narrated. Probably Chesterton’s most popular book of essays, Trifles is full of The essays gathered here are a testament to G.K. Chesterton’s faith—not his faith in.

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Alternately, one could almost consider this a proto-blog, given the introduction in which he says a diary kept for the public, and which keeps him in bread and cheese, is the only sort he could ever keep. Let us learn to write essays on a stray cat or a coloured cloud. So after some searching, I found that this this quote is an approximation of the chesteryon quote from G. Jul 19, Joel rated it trofles liked it.

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I mean, the book is from before the Soviet Union and the two World Wars – and when it was published, many of today’s nations didn’t exist! Chesterton’s three strongest traits are very present and clear in these pages. Let us be ocular athletes.

Excellent insights in each essay. As far as Chesterton is trememdous, the latter is the only honest way of living and I’d agree with him. The title itself, Tremendous Trifles, introdu The first essay of G. When I thought that was the right town, it bored me; when I knew it was wrong, I was happy. I was going to quote some of the great lines but I after awhile i wanted to quote entire essays.

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Tremendous Trifles by G. K. Chesterton

What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. And even if you don’t find the subject of any given essay particularly interesting, perhaps you may find yourself inspired to look about you in a different way.

Refresh and try again. And as with the Father Brown tales, this is also compellingly readable. This is a collection of essays, originally printed as newspaper columns, written a century ago. But how did that happen? View all 19 comments.

I’m increasingly conflicted about Chesterton’s books. Some of those things are worth expatiating about!

It is definitely something to make me think. In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. Why should the eye be so lazy? What appear to be trifles are actually tremendous, and he uses them as a springboard to expound trufles Christianity, the nuclear family, democracy, and the like with supreme clarity and wit. Of the essays that I absolutely loved was called “The Red Angel.

View all 4 comments. What Chesterton does best is to make the mundane magical.

One essay in particular, “A Piece of Chalk”was especially delightful in that I can honestly imagine it as having inspired two of the giants in my reading pantheon, Dorothy L. Aug 14, Leslie rated it really liked it Shelves: Being a nation means standing up to your equals, whereas being an empire only means kicking your inferiors.


What the fairy tale provides for him is a St George to tremdndous the dragon Nothing out of the ordinary; in fact, he wrote all of these essays just as a type of public journal, something to make tremendouz bread and butter” by. It may be as green as possible for all I know, if I have really no experience of greenness.

Chesterton’s writings without fail displayed wit and a sense of humor by incorporating paradox, yet still making serious comments on the world, government, politics, economics, theology, philosophy and many other topics. He wrote several plays, around 80 books, several hundred poems, some short stories and essays.

Although he never, ever does get it quite through his head that any woman could ever want to get involved in philosophical or political debate.