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Название: The William Lovell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Problems and solutions 1938-1964
Автор: Gleason A.
The language in this book is incredible - the metaphors perfectly capture the essence of what they describe, and the melodic rise and fall of the sentences mirrors the tragic (but in the end uplifting) plot into which the reader is drawn. As I read the book, I felt I was becoming an active participant in it, taking part in the story and not just observing it, and it was so hard to put the book down when I didn't know how things would turn out!
The elegant simplicity of the solutions presented to the seemingly complex problems that face the characters is a biting comment on our own society's predilection for grinding out the answer to everything, when in reality what we need when confronting humanity's great issues is a sense of perspective.
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