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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture Paperback – 5 Mar 2001

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (5 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571205119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571205110
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Uncle Petros is a family joke - an ageing recluse in a suburb of Athens, playing chess and gardening. His young nephew soon discovers his uncle was once a celebrated mathematician who staked all on solving the problem of Goldbach's Conjecture.

About the Author

Apostolos Doxiadis was born in Australia in 1953 and grew up in Athens. He was admitted to New York's Columbia University at the age of fifteen after submitting an original paper to the Department of Mathematics, and did postgraduate work at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris.$$$Apart from writing, Doxiadis has made films, winning the International Center for Artistic Cinemas (CICAE) prize at the 1988 Berlin International Film Festival for his second feature film, Terirem,. He has directed for the theatre, and his translations include Hamlet and Mourning Becomes Electra.$$$His other novels are A Parallel Life (1985), Macabetas (1988) and The Three Little Men (1997).


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