By Janna Levin
Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems despatched shivers via Vienna’s highbrow circles and at once challenged Ludwig Wittgenstein’s dominant philosophy. Alan Turing’s mathematical genius helped him holiday the Nazi Enigma Code in the course of WWII. even though they by no means met, their lives unusually reflected one another—both have been incredible, and either met with tragic ends. right here, a mysterious narrator intertwines those parallel lives right into a double helix of genius and ache, splendidly taking pictures not just radiant, fragile minds but in addition the zeitgeist of the period.
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St. Louis boy like old Tom Eliot. Father's some kind of a construction tycoon— and not quite above board, either, so my cousins in St. Lou tell me. Not that Henry will give you the slightest clue what his dad does. " "Are you kidding? He's so secretive, you'd think it was the Manhattan Project or something. But I met his mother one time. — 5 1 Kind of by accident. " "Pretty lady. Dark hair and blue eyes like Henry, mink coat, too much lipstick and stuff if you ask me. Awfully young. " He leaned forward and lowered his voice.
Think that's us? " Despite the vast amount we ate that afternoon—soups, lobsters, pates, mousses, an array appalling in variety and amount—we drank even more, three bottles of Taittinger on top of the cock tails, and brandy on top of that, so that, gradually, our table became the sole hub of convergence in the room, around which objects spun and blurred at a dizzying velocity. I kept drinking from glasses which kept appearing as if by magic, Bunny pro posing toasts to everything from Hampden College to Benjamin Jowett to Periclean Athens, and the toasts becoming purpler and 5 5 purpler as time wore on until, by the time the coffee arrived, it was getting dark.
He was on a roll and was about to say something else; but then, quite suddenly, he stopped, his face souring as if something unpleasant had occurred to him. I was puzzled, yet a little amused; was he afraid he'd said too much, afraid of seeming foolish? I was trying to think of a quick change of subject, to let him off the hook, but then he shifted in his chair and squinted across the room. "Look there," he said. "Think that's us? " Despite the vast amount we ate that afternoon—soups, lobsters, pates, mousses, an array appalling in variety and amount—we drank even more, three bottles of Taittinger on top of the cock tails, and brandy on top of that, so that, gradually, our table became the sole hub of convergence in the room, around which objects spun and blurred at a dizzying velocity.
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin