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Com os Meus Olhos de Cão [With My Dog Eyes] (1986)
Hilda Hilst

An aphasic Brazillian mathematics professor narrates his own decline into insanity.

Hilda Hilst was a Brazillian author whose works often addressed the topic of insanity (perhaps because both of her parents suffered from mental illness when she was a child.) Although she died in 2004, this short novel was translated from Portuguese into English only in 2014. To see whether her unusually poetic "stream of consciousness" writing style is your "cup of tea", try reading the portion of the English translation which is (currently) available free from Bomb Magazine.

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MotifMental Illness, Academia,

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.

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