The Tenth Muse

by Catherine Chung | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1408709570 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 11/30/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, November 30, 2019
The (fictional, but intersecting with a number of real mathematicians) story of a woman trying to break into the very male world of mathematics. Although the mathematical theorems she discovers are (of course) fictional, they're described in vague enough terms that they stay plausible. The picture painted of academia is all too real at times, and occasionally depressing because of that (especially when you consider how entrenched some of those attitudes still are), but lifted up by Katherine's determination, and her love of the subject.

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