a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
Author includes the word(s): John Updike2 matches found out of 1659
entries
(Note: This page not the entire list of works of
Mathematical Fiction. To see the whole list, click here.)


Problems (1979) 
 John Updike 

What might otherwise be a standard short story about a man who regrets leaving his wife for his lover is recast by this famous author as a list of math homework problems. In one problem, where the man... (more) 


Villages (2004) 
 John Updike 

The protagonist of this novel is Owen Mackenzie, a character who earned a degree in mathematics in the 1950's and went on to work with computers. His first lover, as well, was a mathematician. They... (more) 

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