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The Indian clerk : a novel

著者: David Leavitt
出版: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2008.
エディション/フォーマット:   書籍 : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edすべてのエディションとフォーマットを見る
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Leavitt's novel centers on the relationship between mathematicians G.H. Hardy (1877-1947) and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). In January of 1913, Cambridge-based Hardy receives a nine-page letter filled with prime number theorems from S. Ramanujan, a young accounts clerk in Madras. Intrigued, Hardy consults his colleague and collaborator, J.E. Littlewood; the two soon decide Ramanujan is a mathematical genius and  続きを読む
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ジャンル/形式: Fiction
その他のフォーマット: Online version:
Leavitt, David, 1961-
Indian clerk.
New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 82007
(OCoLC)608211108
Online version:
Leavitt, David, 1961-
Indian clerk.
New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 82007
(OCoLC)627413011
関連の人物: G H Hardy; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; Godfrey Harold Hardy; G H Hardy; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar
資料の種類: Fiction
ドキュメントの種類: 図書
すべての著者/寄与者: David Leavitt
ISBN: 9781596910416 1596910410 9781596910409 1596910402
OCLC No.: 85766304
物理形態: 485 p. ; 25 cm.
責任者: David Leavitt.
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Leavitt's novel centers on the relationship between mathematicians G.H. Hardy (1877-1947) and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). In January of 1913, Cambridge-based Hardy receives a nine-page letter filled with prime number theorems from S. Ramanujan, a young accounts clerk in Madras. Intrigued, Hardy consults his colleague and collaborator, J.E. Littlewood; the two soon decide Ramanujan is a mathematical genius and that he should emigrate to Cambridge to work with them. Hardy recruits the young, eager don, Eric Neville, and his wife, Alice, to travel to India and expedite Ramanujan's arrival; Alice's changing affections, WWI and Ramanujan's enigmatic ailments add obstacles. Meanwhile, Hardy, a reclusive scholar and closeted homosexual, narrates a second story line cast as a series of 1936 Harvard lectures, some of them imagined. Ramanujan comes to renown as the the Hindu calculator discussions of mathematics and bits of Cambridge's often risque ̌academic culture (including D.H. Lawrence's 1915 visit) add authenticity.

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