I came down with food poisoning or something else that knocked me out for much of the day yesterday. Today, I'm shoveling out of the snow storm. My apologies for the lack of posting.
I did, however, watch Dale Ahlquist's EWTN show on Sunday evening. It was "A Chesterton Reading Plan." Dale highlighted 16 books, divided into four categories (e.g., "Indispensable Chesterton," "Fundamental Chesterton," and I forget what else, but all the categories were similar; I think he was saying, 'All 16 are "must reads'").
I can't remember all of them, but these were definitely listed: Orthodoxy, Heretics, The Everlasting Man, St. Francis Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, Collected Fr. Brown, Ballad of the White Horse, What's Wrong with the World, The Man Who Was Thursday, Charles Dickens, Illustrated London News (tall order, that).
I'm pretty sure these were listed: The Ball and the Cross, The Outline of Sanity, The Thing.
I think (maybe, possibly, wild guess) that these were the final two: The Well and the Shallows and On Lying in Bed and Other Essays.
I'm embarrassed to say that I, the former editor of Gilbert Magazine, have read only 10 of these "must reads." I'm sure Dale is disgusted to hear this, though he's probably not terribly surprised ("I always thought Scheske was a doofus").
"The absence of originality"
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