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Racconti Matematici (2006)
Claudio Bartocci (Editor)

This Italian collection of mathematical stories includes some short stories that appear elsewhere in this database (often translated into Italian) and some non-fictional essays that would not be appropriate for this database. However, there are some works listed that I do not know and perhaps ought to be added to my list. If you can read Italian and have access to this book, please let me know!

Thanks to Letterio Gatto for mentioning this collection to me when I visited him in Torino in 2015.

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.

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