a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
Robert Musil's "The mathematical Man" is an essay, but it is fiction!
Musil uses the foundational crisis of mathematics to draft a new kind
of fiction, modern fiction, later realized in "The Man without
Qualities". The main assumption: "Today there is no other possibility
of having such fantastic, visionary feelings as mathematicians do". It
is a very witty, artfully arranged piece of literature. There is an
English translation: Robert Musil. Precision and Soul: Essays and
Addresses, translated by Burton Pike, David S. Luft, Chicago UP 1990.
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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
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)