9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2009
This is an interesting insight into one the 20th century's clearest and sharpest minds. Between his birth in 1872 and his death almost a century later in 1970, he travelled far and wide, his thoughts were broad and deep, and he consistently met, talked, and wrote with a spectrum of interesting people people: from H G Wells to Einstein. His Nobel Prize in Literature was well deserved, both for his effortless language and his breadth and depth of scholarship. Excellent addition to any book shelf!