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Leaning Towards Infinity (original 1996; edition 1998)
by Sue Woolfe (Author)
Leaning Towards Infinity by Sue Woolfe (1996)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0091832284, Paperback)Sue Woolfe's biography states that she knows nothing about mathematics. With the central event of her novel set in 1994, she ought to have had a fairly easy job of finding out how math is done and discussed nowadays, and who does it and why. However, Woolfe's determination to humiliate her main character, middle-aged prodigy Frances Montrose, with the scorn of a unanimously badly behaved, testosterone-driven male mathematical establishment leads to her to untruth, fatally undermining the premise and effect of her novel. Deliberately demonizing men as mates and as mathematicians is sexism of the worst kind. The multigenerational familial dissonance and harmony of this book, its redeeming features, are lost in Woolfe's caricaturing of men and women and a science she does not understand.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:31 -0400)
Story of three women - mother, daughter, grand daughter - who are bound not only by the inescapable family ties but also by the mysterious and exotic world of mathematics.
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