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The goddess of small victories

Author: Yannick Grannec; Willard Wood; Blackstone Audio, Inc.,
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2014] ℗2014
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Princeton University, 1980. A young and unambitious librarian named Anna Roth is assigned the task of retrieving the records of Kurt Gödel--the most fascinating and hermetic mathematician of the twentieth century. Her mission consists of befriending and ultimately taming the great man's widow, Adele, a notoriously bitter woman set on taking belated revenge against the establishment by refusing to hand over these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Kurt Gödel; Kurt Gödel
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Yannick Grannec; Willard Wood; Blackstone Audio, Inc.,
ISBN: 9781483018669 1483018660
OCLC Number: 880902319
Notes: IN PROCESS RECORD.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Performer(s): Read by Emily Woo Zeller and Dawn Harvey.
Description: audio discs : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Déesse des petites victoires.
Responsibility: by Yannick Grannec ; translated from the French by Willard Wood.

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Princeton University, 1980. A young and unambitious librarian named Anna Roth is assigned the task of retrieving the records of Kurt Gödel--the most fascinating and hermetic mathematician of the twentieth century. Her mission consists of befriending and ultimately taming the great man's widow, Adele, a notoriously bitter woman set on taking belated revenge against the establishment by refusing to hand over these documents of immeasurable historical value. But as Anna soon finds out, Adele has a story of her own to tell. Through descriptions of Princeton and Vienna after the war, the occupation of Austria by the Nazis, the pressures of McCarthyism, the end of the positivist ideal, and the advent of nuclear weapons, Anna discovers firsthand the epic story of a genius who could never quite find his place in the world--and the private torment of the woman who loved him.

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