The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

by G. K. Chesterton

Genre: Fiction

Published: 1999

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare is sometimes referred to as a metaphysical thriller. In Edwardian era London, Gabriel Syme is recruited at Scotland Yard to a secret anti-anarchist police corps. Lucian Gregory, an anarchistic poet, lives in the suburb of Saffron Park. Syme meets him at a party and they debate the meaning of poetry. Gregory argues that revolt is the basis of poetry. Syme demurs, insisting the essence of poetry is not revolution but law.

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