Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The poetry of the everyday …

… The Mystical Vision of Father Brown — FORMA JOURNAL. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

 For Chesterton it is ordinary circumstances, not extraordinary ones, that conceal the greatest mysteries—it is ordinary circumstances that are the most extraordinary. In his detective fiction this often means that characters who fixate on the sensational evidence will miss the truth of the case, while those who attend to the ordinary prove to be the most successful detectives.

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