Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Astonishing yet obvious discovery
I'm doing a reaserch paper on Chaucer, and I've been reading Chesterton's biography of him , searching for facts to fill notecards. Needless to say, I've learned the hard way what reason must have pointed out, had I thought about it: paraphrasing Chesterton is the most tragic, painful thing I have ever tried to do. Also, full of truth as his books are, mining for just the solid, bland facts is basically impossible in a volume of Chesterton. I've been working a long time, and have only one fact, albeit a good one: Chaucer was Catholic.