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Feeding the Mind   By: (1832-1898)

Feeding the Mind by Lewis Carroll

In "Feeding the Mind" by Lewis Carroll, readers are presented with a rich collection of captivating essays that delve into a wide range of topics surrounding the human mind. Carroll, widely known for his beloved works of fiction, showcases his remarkable intellectual depth and curiosity in this lesser-known non-fiction gem.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is Carroll's ability to seamlessly blend his expertise in mathematics and logic with his profound understanding of literature and storytelling. The essays explore the intricate workings of the mind, addressing ideas such as memory, imagination, and the creative process. Carroll's unique perspective brings a refreshing clarity to these abstract concepts, making them accessible to readers of all backgrounds.

While the book may at times feel intellectually demanding, Carroll's eloquent writing style and wit serve as a guiding force, ensuring that even the most complex ideas are presented in a relatable and engaging manner. He effortlessly infuses humor into his explanations, employing clever anecdotes and amusing wordplay, which not only entertain but also aid in comprehension.

What sets "Feeding the Mind" apart from other books on similar subjects is Carroll's ability to connect the material to everyday life. Each essay is thoughtfully crafted to invite readers to reflect on their own mental processes and thought patterns. Whether discussing the logic behind puzzles or the association between words and their meanings, Carroll consistently encourages his readers to actively participate in the exploration of the mind.

Additionally, the wide range of topics covered in "Feeding the Mind" ensures that readers with varying interests will find something of value within its pages. From the whimsical exploration of dreams to the philosophical examination of emotions, each essay offers a new doorway into the labyrinth of the human mind, allowing readers to expand their understanding and perception of themselves and the world around them.

While "Feeding the Mind" may not possess the same level of popular recognition as Carroll's fictional masterpieces like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," it is a treasure trove of intellectual stimulation and enlightenment. Carroll's ability to seamlessly interweave disciplines and engage readers with his unique writing style is a testament to his genius. This book serves as a wonderful companion for anyone seeking to nourish their mind and embark on a thought-provoking journey through the complexities of human cognition.

First Page:

FEEDING THE MIND

UNIFORM WITH THE PRESENT VOLUME.

1s. net each; leather, 2s. net each.

PRAYERS WRITTEN AT VAILIMA. BY R. L. STEVENSON.

A CHRISTMAS SERMON. BY R. L. STEVENSON.

LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS.

FEEDING THE MIND

BY LEWIS CARROLL

WITH A PREFATORY NOTE BY WILLIAM H. DRAPER

LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS 1907

[ All rights reserved ]

NOTE

The history of this little sparkle from the pen of Lewis Carroll may soon be told. It was in October of the year 1884 that he came on a visit to a certain vicarage in Derbyshire, where he had promised, on the score of friendship, to do what was for him a most unusual favour to give a lecture before a public audience.

The writer well remembers his nervous, highly strung manner as he stood before the little room full of simple people, few of whom had any idea of the world wide reputation of that shy, slight figure before them.

When the lecture was over, he handed the manuscript to me, saying: 'Do what you like with it.'

The one for whose sake he did this kindness was not long after called

'Into the Silent Land.'

So the beautifully written MS., in his customary violet ink, has been treasured for more than twenty years, only now and then being read over at Christmastime to a friend or two by the study fire, always to meet with the same welcome and glad acknowledgment that here was a genuine, though little flame that could not have belonged to any other source but that which all the world knew in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass... Continue reading book >>




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