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Feeding the Mind

Lewis Carroll

Book Overview: 

A short lecture given by Lewis Carroll on feeding the mind with intellect.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .y be, perhaps, many others who, gathering round a winter fire,[Pg vii] will be glad to read words, however few, from that bright source, and whose memories will respond to the fresh touch of that cherished name.

It remains to add but one or two more associations that cling to it and make the remembrance more vivid still. While Lewis Carroll was staying in the house, there came to call a certain genial and by no means shy Dean, who, without realizing what he was doing, proceeded, in the presence of other callers, to make some remark identifying Mr. Dodgson as the author of his books.

There followed an immense explosion immediately on the visitor’s departure, with a pathetic and serious request that, if there were any risk of a repetition of the call, due warning might be given, and the retreat secured.

[Pg viii]Probably not many readers of the immortal Alice have ever seen the curious little whimsical paper called

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Community Reviews

This is a great little read (very little, only 8 pages long). I highly recommend it if, like me, you like new mental perspectives on familiar things. Carroll presents a metaphor between feeding and reading which is both entertaining and enlightening.

It's interesting as well to notice similarities b

Feeding the Mind is short, pithy, and to the point. It offers great common sense for using books as food for the mind.

Why, what have you been doing with your mind lately? How have you fed it? It looks pale, and the pulse is very slow.

Feeding The Mind is (very) short but sweet. Lewis Carroll has always been a favourite of mine for his funny-peculiar (view spoiler)[other people say that, right? funny-ha-ha or funny-peculiar..? (hide spoiler)] styl

Brief, but insightful tips about feeding the mind. I didn't appreciate the statement that we're human animals though :P

Short essay but it takes long to read because you feel like you need to chew on everything he says
FULL of good advice

Just a 30 minute essay comparing the feeding of the mind to the body. Great parallels. I do try to vary my diet & I do consume books regularly, but I find myself guilty of gluttony & his warnings against this were fantastic. I do need more time to digest at times. The style was very much like that o

This was a very insightful little read!

Much shorter than I expected. Very good read.

"Well, it is, I say, for us that the consequences of neglecting the body can be clearly seen and felt, and it might be well for some if the mind were equally tangible and visible. If we could take it to the doctor and have its pulse felt."
"-First, then, we should set ourselves to provide for our mi

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