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The Mathematical Magpie

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The companion volume to Fadiman's Fantasia Mathematica, this second anthology of mathematical writings is even more varied and contains stories, cartoons, essays, rhymes, music, anecdotes, aphorisms, and other oddments. Authors include Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, and many other renowned figures.
Paperback, 303 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Copernicus Books (first published 1962)
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James Swenson
A good collection; I highly recommend "The Feeling of Power" by Isaac Asimov and "The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke. "Sixteen Stones," by Samuel Beckett, is also memorable.
This was in the public library when I was a kid, and I loved it then. I was happy to see it in the Strand not long ago, and now I have my own copy.
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Clifton P. "Kip" Fadiman was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality.
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