Books: From a Hollow Eye

UNKEMPT THOUGHTS (160 pp.)—Stanislaw J. Lec—St. Martin's Press ($3.75).

This book sells for $3.75 and contains 382 aphorisms. Hence the pithy thoughts of Stanislaw J. Lee, Polish poet and satirist, are worth about 1¢ apiece. A penny for your thoughts, Lec.

∙All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.

∙Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.

∙Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.

Stanislaw J. Lec believes in almost nothing. He is 53. When he was 31,...

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