MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Le théorème de Travolta (2002)
Olivier Courcelle
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Contributed by Olivier Gerard

The adventures of a young mathematician trapped in the curious and delirious world of a mathematical congress. A cross between David Lodge and Groucho Marx.

I believe it has not been translated into english (but should)

Contributed by Anonymous

Very funny description of the mathematical world. Excellently written. Delirious.

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Ratings for Le théorème de Travolta:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
4/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreHumorous,
MotifAcademia,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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