historia entretenida, f cil de leer y sin embargo no estoy muy seguro de si se la recomendar a a alguien Seguramente yo iba buscando una historia en la que Ramanujan fuese m s protagonista, pero he tenido la sensaci n de que en buena parte de la historia figura nada m s que como un invitado de lujo, es la excusa perfecta para contarnos otra historia La historia se centra mucho m s en otro matem tico, Hardy, y Ramanujan queda excluido en muchos momentos, quiz s por la forma en la que est narrada, usando la tercera persona, y dejando la primera para Hardy en una presunta conferencia que nunca lleg a dar. No se profundiza en exceso en las matem ticas a lo largo de toda la historia, y de hecho nos quedamos con la idea de lo met dico que era Hardy y en como Ramanujan segu a m s su instinto Cierto es que las matem ticas en las que trabajaron ambos no son f ciles ni quedan al alcance de cual I can t believe how much I liked this book It is essentially a fictional biography of mathmaticians who could possibly care about them But the author entices you along with fascinating pictures of English intellectual life And then you get to meet the real genius Fascinating. Hardy Considerato, Nonostante I Suoi Trentacinque Anni, Uno Dei Pi Brillanti Matematici Del Suo Tempo Un Giorno, Per , Riceve Una Lettera Da Un Anonimo Impiegato Indiano, Il Quale Dichiara Di Aver Risolto Un Importante E Complesso Problema Matematico Che Lo Stesso Hardy Cita In Un Suo Scritto, Senza Saperne Offrire Una Soluzione Inizialmente Perplesso, Hardy Decide Per Di Sfruttare L Occasione Del Viaggio In India Di Alcuni Amici Per Conoscere Srinivasa Ramanujan, [ Pdf The Indian Clerk È harlequin-romantic-suspense PDF ] by David Leavitt È Il Misterioso Impiegato, E Scoprire Se Si Tratta Di Un Vero Genio Matematico O Di Un Impostore Trover , Al Suo Arrivo, Un Giovane Che, Pur Avendo Fallito In Ogni Tipo Di Studio, Ha Un Talento Assoluto Per Il Calcolo Tra Hardy E Ramanujan Comincer Cos Un Rapporto Quasi Simbiotico, Di Collaborazione Nella Ricerca Ma Anche Di A, Incredibilmente Fruttuoso Ma Destinato A Risolversi In Modo Drammatico, Con La Presa Di Coscienza Da Parte Del Giovane Indiano Della Propria Identit E Il Conseguente Esaurimento Del Rapporto Di Reciproco Bisogno Tra I Due Studiosi One of the best books I ve read in months I don t understand anything about theoretical mathematics, but I know something about collaboration, and this description of what it is to work with another person on an intractable but fascinating problem is beautifully realized I found all of the characters compelling, the story, based as it is on historical incidents and people, moving and ultimately heart breaking Images in this have stuck with me for weeks now a British woman feeling out of place in India watching the waiters and other British diners in the hotel dining room contend with crows flying down to attack the tea cakes, a mathematician at a tuberculosis ward in winter hiding for an hour a day in the sli ☆ The Indian Clerk ☆ mmmmmm. Da un libro intitolato Il matematico indiano mi sarei aspettata di scoprire qualcosa in pi di quanto non si possa trovare su Wikipedia su Srinivasa Ramanujan, questo personaggio straordinario che ha influenzato la storia della matematica con le sue teorie Invece, dopo tante pagine, di lui non ci viene detto quasi nulla di essenziale, n del suo lavoro scientifico Molto invece ci viene detto di G. H Hardy, il protagonista assoluto del libro lui e la sua omosessualit , oserei direi, che sembra influenzare quasi tutte le sue decisioni La lettura tutto sommato piacevole, il romanzo interessante, ma non proprio quello che mi aspettavo P. S Pollice verso alla Mondadori chi ha scritto il riassunto del libro evidentemente non si nemmeno preso la briga di leggerlo Hardy non va in India a prendere Ramanujan, ci vanno i Neville Per non parlare della This is a true historical novel all of the characters were real people I freely admit I d never heard of them None of them are likely to come up in any conversation I might have either. It is the world of mathematics in the early 20th Century at Trinity College, England The Indian Clerk of the title is Ramanujan, who is described by G. H Hardy, then a famous mathematician, as being the greatest mathematician of the last 100 years, perhaps the last 500 years There are formulas interspersed, which I had no problem skipping over and feel I didn t miss anything by doing so It s an interesting story, but not compelling I m happy to have learned of these fellows and their world. I picked this up in large part because it was nominated for the Pen Faulkner, because the title attracted me, and because it has a beautif This could be very good too
A very impressive effort by David Leavitt The main characters, based on historical figures, are believable and the story he tells is engrossing I can t comment on the mathematic theorizing because it was way beyond my comprehension, but it added authenticity to this story about Cambridge mathematicians during WWI The appearance of many famous figures from academia, the reenactment of a meeting of the Apostles, a secret society at Cambridge, and pacifist activities there and in London, contribute to the novel s historical realism But the characters themselves are fully fleshed out and their interlocking stories are expressed with assurance. This is an ambitious book that succeeds on great characterization and Leavitt s highly readable prose Leavitt manages to juggle numerous characters, and he tells his story from multiple perspectives Occassionally, the change in point of view is disorienting in these spots, Leavitt is like a film director who moves the camera too quickly but it s a technique that reinforces the themes of the novel Leavitt lets us see how his characters many fictionalized versions of real people misinterpret one another s words, actions, needs and desires It speaks to the immense gulf that can divide us from those we care most about, despite our clumsy attempts to bridge it. I also give Leavitt marks for allowing the reader to draw many of his or her own conclusions about t I cannot recall with clarity how I first became aware of The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt NPRWhatever the case, I am very glad that I followed up on the lead. The title is in reference to S Ramanujan, the mathematician It is a name I had heard, but the name and profession were previously the extent of my knowledge The book begins with the English maths don G. H Hardy helping bring Ramanujan over to Cambridge from his post as a minor clerk in Madras From there it proceeds through introduction to English academic society, World War I, and Ramanujan s illness and early death at 33 This gives nothing away about the story, which is told mostly from Hardy s point of view. Leavitt has obviously done an incredible amount of resea
About The Author
Leavitt is a graduate of Yale University and a professor at the University of Florida, where he is the co director of the creative writing program He is also the editor of Subtropics magazine, The University of Florida s literary review Leavitt, who is openly gay, has frequently explored gay issues in his work He divides his time between Florida and Tuscany, Italy.