The Song Against Songs


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.8 stars; 2 reviews)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Song Against Songs by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 16, 2011.

Chesterton was a large man, standing 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighing around 21 stone (130 kg; 290 lb). His girth gave rise to a famous anecdote. During World War I a lady in London asked why he was not 'out at the Front'; he replied, 'If you go round to the side, you will see that I am.' On another occasion he remarked to his friend George Bernard Shaw: "To look at you, anyone would think a famine had struck England". Shaw retorted, "To look at you, anyone would think you have caused it". P. G. Wodehouse once described a very loud crash as "a sound like Chesterton falling onto a sheet of tin."( Summary from Wikipedia ) (0 hr 17 min)

Chapters

The Song Against Songs - Read by BG 1:45 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Song Against Songs - Read by GHS 1:52 Read by Algy Pug
The Song Against Songs - Read by KGB 1:36 Read by Kalynda
The Song Against Songs - Read by LAH 1:38 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
The Song Against Songs - Read by LLW 2:01 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Song Against Songs - Read by MG 2:21 Read by Martin Geeson
The Song Against Songs - Read by REF 1:50 Read by Rhonda Federman
The Song Against Songs - Read by RG 1:57 Read by Ruth Golding
The Song Against Songs - Read by RN 2:19 Read by ravenotation

Reviews

Short but evocative poem/song

(4.5 stars)

I listened to most (not all) and can recommend Ruth Golding (RG), as always. She understands and interprets the quickly changing emotions. MG also does a wonderful rendition.