24/8 Book Club

Spring- Hurricanes, Thunderstorms, Thunder snow.
April 13, 2008, 8:40 pm
Filed under: Book Notes, Posts at Other Sites

There is a rumor, that Spring has arrived in Chicago, but the language of this season is still depressing.


In a new biography of Mark Roget, by Joshua Kendall,  The Man Who Made Lists, www.us.penguingroup.com   it  revealed that Roget suffered greatly from depression. His extraordinary work was an outcome of his learning to cope with his melancholia. “As a boy he stumbled upon a remarkable discovery-that compiling lists of words could provide solace, no matter what misfortune may befall him.”  

The lists gave him an alternative world in which to repair,” said Kendall.

Words do heal, as do new seasons.


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