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From: "Alice Turner" <al@interport.net>
Subject: (urth) Chesterton
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 20:31:03 

He's turning up everywhere. I've just started to read Harold
Bloom's -Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human-. On p 10:

"Though G.K. Chesterton liked to think that Shakespeare was a Catholic, at
least in spirit, Chesterton was too good a critic to locate Shakespeare's
universalism in Christianity. We might learn from that not to shape
Shakespeare by our own cultural politics. Comparing Shakespeare with Dante,
Chesterton emphasized Date's spaciousness in dealing with Christian love and
Christian liberty, whereas Shakespeare "was a pagan, in so far as he is at
his greatest is describing great spirits in chaos."....


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