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The Educated Imagination

reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. - 1965

coverTitle: The Educated Imagination
Author(s): N. Fryes
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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ALL OF us have our own tricks to lure ourselves away from the urgencies of immediate business into those restfully exciting mountains of the mind where the vistas are larger. Put another way, most of us have private devices for escaping from the merely necessary into the important. Ours is books—new books, old books, good books, and even bad books. During that odd period of transition, when we bump through a temporal equator from an old year into a new one, the printed machinery of both escape and renewal gets used, for some reason, especially heavily. We should like to mention some of the items of intellectual transport that we have ridden recently. Those looking for a long excursion away from the urgent into the important will find it in Arthur Koestler's The Act of Creation (New York: Macmillan, 1964. Pp. 751. $7.95). Physically fat and crammed with an erudition that... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 4, 1965, p. 385-385
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2520, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:07:43 PM

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