Father Brown and the Absurdity of Truth

A Season For Everything

In 1910, G.K. Chesterton introduced an amateur detective who was also a Catholic priest named Father Brown. Unlike Sherlock Holmes, who used deductive reasoning and science to solve mysteries, Father Brown used rational thought and intuition into the human heart to unravel baffling crimes. In most of his stories, the setting is either a quaint and beautiful scene steeped in an absurd scenerio or a landscape that looks like it emerged from a nightmare.

As I read The Innocence of Father Brown and The Wisdom of Father Brown, this pattern kept impressing me. Chesterton has a good knack for describing a scene, and the constant bounce between nightmare and fairy tale stood out to me. The way he describes his hero detective is also interesting. Brown is painted as unassuming and unimportant; shabby and shapeless; the type of person you wouldn’t expect to want in case of a mystery. And yet…

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