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A man in search of a golden bead that is rumored to grant immortality. A would-be astronaut’s manifesto. An Archivist who can’t help but record all of life’s statistics. In these thirteen small stories, Anne Valente takes us to worlds both fantastic and familiar, forgotten and foretold, and in tight, layered prose, she strives to unravel all the tangled questions we have aA man in search of a golden bead that is rumored to grant immortality. A would-be astronaut’s manifesto. An Archivist who can’t help but record all of life’s statistics. In these thirteen small stories, Anne Valente takes us to worlds both fantastic and familiar, forgotten and foretold, and in tight, layered prose, she strives to unravel all the tangled questions we have about ourselves. From the field guides of anatomy to permutations on desire, these small stories are expansive and encyclopedic, a cataloguing of love and loss, an attempt to find a formula for everything that courses through us....

Title : an elegy for mathematics
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ISBN : 17827208
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 577 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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an elegy for mathematics Reviews

  • Tara
    2018-10-17 01:21

    Dense, eloquent, smart prose. Valente is a master of the list story. I've never read better.I look forward to her story collection and novel, just out!

  • Varsha Ravi
    2018-09-27 19:20

    She has such a way with words like nobody else. She manages to capture the smallest of moments and fragility of our existence with such depth and beauty.Flash fiction at its finest.

  • Joey Gamble
    2018-09-19 01:15

    These short pieces are fictional kissing cousins to the lyric essay, what with their heavy-knotted hair of words, their lilting, their piling & piling of sound-images. This is an accumulation of beautiful moments, artfully crafted.

  • Acacia Ives
    2018-09-18 19:23

    I finished this in one sitting I just forgot to tell goodreads (darn you cold!) amazing and I now want to gobble up everything that she has writing amazing !!!

  • Matt Heavner
    2018-10-17 20:23

    A nice collection of short stories. Enjoyable short reads which nicely illustrate the power of language.

  • Bruno
    2018-09-20 19:28

    You'll never read a prose more beautiful than Anne Valente's. Breathtaking.

  • Craig
    2018-09-20 21:30

    This really is a fantastic collection of little tales told masterfully. If you are at all a fan of flash fiction, definitely worth checking out.