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Inhaltsangabe: In this remarkable work of fiction, astrophysicist Janna Levin reimagines the lives of two of the most important and influential minds of our time.
The narrator is a scientist herself, a physicist obsessed with Kurt Gödel, the greatest logician of many centuries, and with Alan Turing, the extraordinary mathematician, breaker of the Enigma Code during World War II. “They are both brilliantly original and outsiders,” the narrator tells us. “They are both besotted with mathematics. But for all their devotion, mathematics is indifferent, unaltered by any of their dramas . . . Against indifference, I want to tell their stories.” Which she does in a haunting, incantatory voice, the two lives unfolding in parallel narratives that overlap in the magnitude of each man’s achievement and demise: Gödel, delusional and paranoid, would starve himself to death; Turing, arrested for homosexual activities, would be driven to suicide. And they meet as well in the narrator’s mind, where facts are interwoven with her desire and determination to find meaning in the maze of their stories: two men devoted to truth of the highest abstract nature, yet unable to grasp the mundane truths of their own lives.
A unique amalgam of luminous imagination and richly evoked historic character and event—A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines is a story about the pursuit of truth and its effect on the lives of two men. A story of genius and madness, incredible yet true.
About the Author: Janna Levin is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She lives in New York City.
Titel: A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines
Verlag: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
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Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002929529
Buchbeschreibung WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0297645463 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0297645463Z2
Buchbeschreibung WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 2008. Buchzustand: Good. First UK Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9151553
Buchbeschreibung WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 2008. Buchzustand: Fair. First UK Edition. Ships from the UK. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP97284811
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Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First edition. 1st printing of the 1st British edition. Black hardcover with gold lettering to spine, in dust-jacket. 143 x 223 x 24mm. 230pp. As new both inside and out. NB: An extra shipping charge may be requested for heavier or more valuable items. All our 'Bookseller Images' show the actual item you will receive. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009020
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New in New Dust Wrapper. First UK Edition; First Printing. 8.58 X 5.59 X 1.10 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5064