The Goddess of Small Victories

The Goddess of Small Victories

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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 G#65533;del: the most fascinating and hermetic mathematician of the 20th 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
Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2014.
Random House Inc 2014
ISBN: 9781590516362
1590516362
Branch Call Number: FIC GRANNEC
Characteristics: 472 p. ;
Additional Contributors: Wood, Willard - Translator

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Apr 22, 2015

A really interesting take on the life of Adele Gödel and the self-sacrifice she did throughout her life to live through and with the eccentricities and instabilities of Kurt Gödel. It's interesting showing her perspectives, of how she meet Kurt and mingled among high-profile scientists. There's some deep science and math concepts including a chapter where Kurt tries to explain Adele his incompleteness theorem. The alternation between the flashbacks and Anna Roth coming to terms with her relationships is good as well. There are supplementing parts like a note about how much was fictional, handy footnotes and the inspiration for the novel.

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