By Janna Levin
Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems despatched shivers via Vienna’s highbrow circles and without delay challenged Ludwig Wittgenstein’s dominant philosophy. Alan Turing’s mathematical genius helped him holiday the Nazi Enigma Code in the course of WWII. although they by no means met, their lives surprisingly reflected one another—both have been superb, and either met with tragic ends. the following, a mysterious narrator intertwines those parallel lives right into a double helix of genius and affliction, splendidly shooting not just radiant, fragile minds but additionally the zeitgeist of the era.
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A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin