Sunday, March 07, 2010

Alice in Flatland?

There's an interesting piece in today's NYT in which an English lit student looks at Lewis Carroll's seminal work as a satire on the mathematical ideas that were new in his day, and argues that this is what made Alice in Wonderland not only his best effort, but something that would last.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Legend has it that Queen Victoria was so taken with "Alice in Wonderland" that she made it known that she would be pleased to receive other works by Carroll. He sent her "Syllabus of Plane Algebraical Geometry."

As I say, legend has it...