Saturday, March 26, 2005

"The Angry Street" by G. K. Chesterton

A story that isn't a story is still a story, isn't it? This improbable tale concerns a street that goes to heaven--and the gentleman who caused it to do just that. Don't worry if that doesn't make much sense; that's just Chesterton. Read by Scoot.

A boyhood favorite of Borges and a writer who might have in some ways anticipated the absurdist authors who came along later in the century, G. K. Chesterton was also the weaver of more conventional mysteries, such as the Father Brown series. This odd little account was originally a newspaper offering and then collected in the appropriately titled Tremendous Trifles.

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