THE BRIGHT LEXICON by Donald Culross Peattie


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An oddly compelling sort of book, this story of an infant prodigy and the struggle to approach a normal relation to life of a youth who through boyhood has been ""in the news"" for his brilliance and phenomenal capacities for learning. One is conscious of an undercurrent of a theme bigger than the plot --and the picture of a restless driving force, carrying the boy from experience to experience, only to find everything dust in his mouth, is convincingly done. The background of the Riviera and of a family of Russian exiles, is colorful and dramatic. A good story, well told.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1934
Publisher: Putnam