ENG 111

Fall 2002

 

READING GUIDE:  Extraordinary Minds, chapter 9—Lessons

 

Vocabulary . . .

 

Travail (p. 140)

Estranged (p. 141)

Leaven (p. 141)

Don (p. 143)

Garb (p. 143)

Iconoclastic (p. 145)

Explicit (p. 147)

Conundrum (p. 148)

Sine qua non (p. 152)

Finitude (p. 155)

Disillusion (p. 161)

Concomitant (p. 159)

 

Notes . . .

 

In this final chapter, Gardner returns to the third goal of his book:  to “look to the lives of extraordinary individuals for specific insights about how others—put bluntly, the rest of us mere mortals—might lead more productive and satisfying lives.”

 

I think most of the information is pretty straightforward and requires no additional comment from me.  Here are just a few things.