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The goddess of small victories: A Novel of Gödel's Wife

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Princeton University, 1980. A young and unambitious librarian named Anna Roth is assigned the task of retrieving the records of Kurt Godel the most fascinating and hermetic mathematician of the twentieth century. Her mission consists of befriending and ultimately taming the great man s widow, Adele, a notoriously bitter woman set on taking belated revenge against the establishment by refusing to hand over these documents of immeasurable historical value.

But as Anna soon finds out, Adele has a story of her own to tell. Through descriptions of Princeton and Vienna after the war, the occupation of Austria by the Nazis, the pressures of McCarthyism, the end of the positivist ideal, and the advent of nuclear weapons, Anna discovers firsthand the epic story of a genius who could never quite find his place in the world and the private torment of the woman who loved him."

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subject_facet Biographical fiction, French, Gödel, Kurt -- Family -- Fiction, Gödel, Kurt -- Fiction, Historical fiction, French, Mathematicians -- Fiction, Women librarians -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Austria -- Fiction
title_display The goddess of small victories
title_full The Goddess of Small Victories A Novel of Gödel's Wife, The goddess of small victories / Yannick Grannec ; translated from the French by Willard Wood
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topic_facet Biographical fiction, French, Family, Fiction, Gödel, Kurt, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, French, Literature, Mathematicians, Refugees, Women librarians, World War, 1939-1945