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The third "branch" of Jacques Roubaud's epic, Proustian Great Fire of London, Mathématique: 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, Mathématique: is a riveting and humorous anecdotal memoir as well as a fiendishly digressive fiction about the functions of memory and the written word.

Synopsis:

Longtime Oulipo member Jacques Roubaud's homage to one of the great passions of his life: mathematics . . .

About the Author

Jacques Roubaud, born in 1932, has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Paris X Nanterre. He is one of the most accomplished members of the Oulipo, the workshop for experimental literature founded by Raymond Queneau and Francois Le Lionnais. He is the author of numerous books of prose, theatre and poetry.Ian Monk became a member of the Oulipo in 1988. His books include Family Archaeology and Writings for the Oulipo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564786838
Author:
Roubaud, Jacques
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Author:
Monk, Ian
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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