- Title: Mathematique
- Author: Jacques Roubaud Ian Monk
- ISBN: 9781564786838
- Page: 393
- Format: Paperback
Longtime Oulipo member Jacques Roubaud s homage to one of the great passions of his life mathematics The third branch of Jacques Roubaud s epic, Proustian Great Fire of London, Math matique is also an excellent entrance into the series Adopting math as a career relatively late in his studies, Roubaud here narrates his difficulties both personal and pedagoLongtime Oulipo member Jacques Roubaud s homage to one of the great passions of his life mathematics .The third branch of Jacques Roubaud s epic, Proustian Great Fire of London, Math matique is also an excellent entrance into the series Adopting math as a career relatively late in his studies, Roubaud here narrates his difficulties both personal and pedagogical, while also investigating the role of mathematics in his life as a remedy to all the messiness of lived experience I sought out arithmetic, he writes, to protect myself But from what At the time, I would probably have replied from vagueness, from a lack of rigor, from literature But mathematics also provide a refuge from human fears, and from coping, eventually, with tragedies like the death of his wife Alix As with the previous volumes of The Great Fire of London, Math matique is a riveting and humorous anecdotal memoir as well as a fiendishly digressive fiction about the functions of memory and the written word.
Recent Comments "Mathematique"
The third branch of Jacques Roubaud s Great Fire of London series picks up somewhat chronologically from where The Loop leaves off A few years have intervened, and we find Roubaud contemplating his intellectual future during his early years at the Institute Henri Poincar and the Sorbonne, where he hears echoes of Villon in the ringing of the belltower yet still is intent on giving up Poetry as an academic study Why Poetry cannot be paraphrased, it says everything about itself there on the page, [...]
To put it another way a book is the autobiography of its title and, as such, the narrative of a singularity.This was by far my favorite Roubaud, which is surprising given the themes The twinning of the author joining the Math department after previously working towards a degree in English is matched with another account fifteen years later as Roubaud was being sent in the military to an atoll for the testing of a nuclear weapon It is the alien aspects of each decision which gave me traction Afte [...]
wonderfully analytical and human at the same time
Rambling and digressive, but thought provoking meditation on mathematics and literature.
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