ADVENTURES OF AN ORDINARY MIND by Lesley Conger

ADVENTURES OF AN ORDINARY MIND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sequel, not as successful, to Love and Peanut Butter (1961, p. 301) is again an associative commentary from the books she reads (omnivorously) to the things she thinks during her fifteen hours a week of valued solitude. Mrs. Conger is the mother of six; but except for occasional asides, there's much less about them in this book which is too bad (particularly Duncan, an individualist, who sleeps in the closet). Mrs. Conger's reading (or self-education) begins with the classics, Dante and Virgil and Euripedes, and includes almost everybody and everything, and this daybook is prompted by the ideas, opinions and observations it occasions, from yoga to spelling, from wild life outdoors- or indoors, ants and fleas. As such, it is a pleasant annotation of a full life and an eager mind- but no more.

Publisher: Norton