a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Amos Oz, the famous Israeli author and political activist, wrote this mathematical, musical and mystical novel about a Holocaust survivor who proves a terribly important theorem about "infinity" while working on a kibbutz in Israel.
Although we don't learn much about the theorem itself, we see how the theorem's discoverer and the rest of the world react to the new result. We also catch a glimpse of the strangely mystical world in which these characters live and learn about how math is really like music.
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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.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)