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Im Schatten des Regenbogens (1993)
Helga Königsdorf
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Contributed by Hauke Reddmann

Desillusioned after the fall of communism, several academicans are willlessly "abgewickelt" (read: annexed and thrown onto the scrap heap) by the Western "invaders". Contains a few references to her old "Lemma 1", a mention of the Mandelbrot set and a short discussion of the pattern paradox (1,2,3,4,5,6 in lottery is as probable as any other combination drawn).

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