This critically acclaimed and emotionally charged novel about the strange and ultimately tragic relationship between an esteemed British mathematician and an unknown and unschooled dmathematical genius is historical fiction at its best: ambitious, profound, and absorbing.
Based on the remarkable true story of G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, and populated with such luminaries such as D. H. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Indian Clerk takes this extraordinary slice of history and transforms it into an emotional and spellbinding story about the fragility of human connection and our need to find order in the world. A literary masterpiece, it appeared on four best seller lists, including the Los Angeles Times, and received dazzling reviews from every major publication in the country.
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"Mathematics and its paradoxes provide a deep vein of metaphor that Leavitt uses to superb effect, demonstrating how the most meaningful relationships can defy both logic and imagination." (The New Yorker)
"Ambitious, meaty, extensively researched…[a] richly layered, rueful portrait...Leavitt has tapped into marvelous material...stimulating and refreshingly original." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"This novel is brilliant. It is a beautiful and creative work that manages to portray a melange of the literary, historical, romantic and academic, with breathtaking prose and deeply nuanced characters." (Pittsburg Post-Gazette)
What a pleasure it is to listen to this elegant, well-paced novel. I had no notion of the people involved in the real story behind it, nor do I care much about historical accuracy; but from a literary point of view, it's a classic in my book :)
And the performance - hats off, seriously.
A very original story, in which true facts and fiction mix wonderfully and effortlessly. The characters are portraited with intimacy and sensibility. The british environment of WWI Cambridge is reconstructed with great skill. I became involved with Hardy's and Ramanujan's story; it was almost painful to put this book down after finishing it. Mr. Malcom is an excellent reader!
i have found myself a new favourite author! beautiful language, impressive reading! will just go and download the next book of him.
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