Jul 15, 2001
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros: Fascinating book about a fascinating man.
Cons: Only mathematicians (and only some of them) will appreciate Ramanujan's story fully.
Summary: Reading the life of Ramanujan (pronounced something like Raa-MAA-nuh-jun) is likely to put those with an oldfashioned literary bent in mind of Gray’s “Elegy in a Country Churchyard”, lines fifty-three to fifty-six:
“Full many a gem of purest ... read more