Author and critic G.K. Chesterton took a keen interest in the English literary tradition, particularly in terms of the plays by the country’s greatest dramatist. In this original collection, The Soul of Wit: G.K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare, Dale Ahlquist collects and introduces the best of the noted author and critic’s Shakespeare-related essays and reviews.
“The sane man who is sane enough to see that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare is sane enough not to worry whether he did or not,” quipped G.K. Chesterton. The prolific author — whose works include journalism, poetry, plays, history, biography, apologetics, and detective fiction — took a keen interest in the English literary tradition, particularly in the plays of its greatest dramatist.
This original compilation, The Soul of Wit: G.K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare by Chesterton scholar Dale Ahlquist introduces the best of the noted critic’s short reviews and essays on The Bard.