In her new historic novel, Catherine Chung celebrates the women who formed trendy arithmetic – and wonders why they weren’t paid


7 November 2019

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A mathematical proof is absolute as soon as it has been written and verified, says Katherine, the narrator of Catherine Chungs novel The Tenth Muse. If the inner logic of a proof holds, it’s thought-about unassailable and true.

The e book contrasts the axioms of arithmetic with the mutability and complexities of life. That is historic slightly than speculative fiction, reaching from the current again to World Warfare II and the mid-20th century.

As a baby in 1950s America, Katherine …


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