Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society,
We are happy to announce our second event of the season, this Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center. The G. K. Chesterton Society’s own Dr. Andrew Tadie from Seattle University will lead us in an evening of discussion concerning “Chesterton and H. G. Wells”.
Please see below for full details. Please see also our full Events Calendar for more details pertaining to our 2012-2013 season.
The UW Newman Center is located at 4502 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Please note that parking space at UW Newman Center is limited. Commuters may park in the nearby N5 lot at the University, accessible via the north gate at NE 45th and Memorial Way.
We hope to see you this Thursday evening. Please bring a friend!
The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society
Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 7:30 PM, UW Newman Center
Unlikely Friends: Chesterton and H. G. Wells
Dr. Andrew Tadie
H. G. Wells (War of the Worlds) and G. K. Chesterton were literary giants during the first half of the twentieth century, and many of their works are still read widely. These two intelligent men with such different personalities, family backgrounds, religious beliefs, and convictions about human nature, love and marriage, and the social good might reasonably be thought to be hostile to one another rather than friends.
How these sharp differences affected them as authors will be illustrated by a comparison of a work of each author, both of which are set in the distant future: Chesterton’s novel, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and Wells’s screenplay for the film, Things to Come.
Then we will discuss the reasons these men were able to respect one another and even enjoy one another’s company, in spite of their convictions about the meaning of life, how life should be lived, and how society should be organized.