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Why Writers Should Learn Math
Alexander Nazaryan analyzes the works of Ernest Hemingway and David Foster Wallace, among other notable writers, to support his argument that there’s room for mathematics in fiction writing.
Fiction writers have rarely expressed such earnest appreciation for mathematical aesthetics. That’s a shame, because mathematical precision and imagination can be a salve to a literature that is drowning in vagueness of language and theme...The very best passages of Hemingway have the mathematical complexity of a fractal: a seemingly simple formula that, in its recurrence, causes slight but crucial changes over time.
Read the full article from The New Yorker.
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