MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Sleepwalkers (Schlafwandler) (1931)
Hermann Broch
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The third part of this trilogy contains digressions in which Broch talks about logic, mathematical axioms, and projective geometry. According to these digressions, the lack of style of mathematics resembles the style of modernity.

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  4. Murder by Mathematics by Hector Hawton
  5. The Man Without Qualities Vol. 1: A Sort of Introduction and Pseudo Reality Prevails by Robert Musil
  6. The Man of Forty Crowns by François Marie Arouet de Voltaire
  7. The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am [Jo Fortere Jeg Gar, Jo Mindre Er Jeg] by Kjersti A Skomsvold
  8. The Devious Weapon by M. C. Pease
  9. La Conjecture de Syracuse by Antoine Billot
  10. From the Earth to the Moon [De la Terre à la Lune, trajet direct en 97 heures 20 minutes] by Jules Verne
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