A Disappearing Number

Author(s): Simon McBurney

writing poetry literature

A man mourns the loss of his lover, a mathematician mourns her own fate. A businessman travels from Los Angeles to Chennai pursuing the future; a physicist in CERN looks for it too. The mathematician G H Hardy seeks to comprehend the ideas of the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in Cambridge during the First World War. Ramanujan looks to create some of the most complex mathematical patterns of all time.
Threaded through this pattern of stories and ideas are questions. About mathematics and beauty; imagination and the nature of infinity; about what is continuous and what permanent; how we are attached to the past and how we affect the future; how we create and how we love.

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General Fields

  • : 9781840028300
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.142
  • : June 2008
  • : 213mm X 132mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon McBurney
  • : Paperback
  • : 822.92
  • : 120