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The third “branch” of Jacques Roubaud’s epic, Proustian Great Fire of London, Mathématique: is also an excellent entrance into the series. Adopting math as a career relatively late in his studies, Roubaud here narrates his difficulties both personal and pedagogical, while also investigating the role of mathematics in his life as a remedy to all the messiness of lived exper ...more
Paperback, French literature series , 312 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Dalkey Archive Press (first published 1997)
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The third branch of Jacques Roubaud’s Great Fire of London series picks up somewhat chronologically from where The Loop leaves off. A few years have intervened, and we find Roubaud contemplating his intellectual future during his early years at the Institute Henri Poincaré and the Sorbonne, where he hears echoes of Villon in the ringing of the belltower yet still is intent on giving up Poetry as an academic study (Why? Poetry cannot be paraphrased, it says everything about itself there on the pa
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Rambling and digressive, but thought provoking meditation on mathematics and literature.
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wonderfully analytical and human at the same time
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Jacques Roubaud (born 1932 in Caluire-et-Cuire, Rhône) is a French poet and mathematician.
He is a retired Mathematics professor from University of Paris X, a retired Poetry professor from EHESS and a member of the Oulipo group, he has also published poetry, plays, novels, and translated English poetry and books into French such as Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark.
Roubaud's fiction often su
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