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The Indian clerk : a novel

作者: David Leavitt
出版商: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2008.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 小說 : 英語 : 1st U.S. ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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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
提及的人: G H Hardy; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; Godfrey Harold Hardy
資料類型: 小說
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: David Leavitt
ISBN: 9781596910416 1596910410 9781596910409 1596910402
OCLC系統控制編碼: 85766304
描述: 485 p. ; 25 cm.
責任: 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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