Something to Chew On: Rethinking G.K. Chesterton
In his Introduction to G.K. Chesterton (2006), Harold Bloom concludes that "Chesterton cannot be cleansed of his Facist leanings." Crystal Downing argues in her review essay that Michael Shallcross's 2018 book, Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism: Parody, Performance, and Popular Culture, allows scholars to at least "take issue" with Bloom's conclusion. Downing argues that Shallcross offers fans of Chesterton something to chew on by examining Chesterton in light of the prominent literary modernists such as Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and T.S. Eliot.