The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

byG. K. ChestertonIntroduction byJonathan Lethem

October 9, 2001|
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton


G. K. Chesterton''s surreal masterpiece is a psychological thriller that centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Chesterton explores the meanings of their disguised identities in what is a fascinating mystery and, ultimately, a spellbinding allegory. As Jonathan Lethem remarks in his Introduction, The real characters are the ideas. Chesterton''s nutty agenda is really quite simple: to expose moral relativism and parlor nihilism for the devils he believes them to be. This wouldn''t be interesting at all, though, if he didn''t also show such passion for giving the devil his due. He animates the forces of chaos and anarchy with every ounce of imaginative verve and rhetorical force in his body.
Jonathan Lethem is the author of five novels, including Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Toronto.
Title:The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.5 in
Published:October 9, 2001
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780375757914

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