Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/09/2009
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It's such a sad tale! And yet...
If ever proof were present that comics are more than just capes and tights, it is here in Logicomix, a highly ambitious biography of the great Bertrand Rus... READ MORE
Russel McLean at Dundee


This brilliantly illustrated tale of reason, insanity, love and truth recounts the story of Bertrand Russell's life. Raised by his paternal grandparents, young Russell was never told the whereabouts of his parents. Driven by a desire for knowledge of his own history, he attempted to force the world to yield to his yearnings: for truth, clarity and resolve. As he grew older, and increasingly sophisticated as a philosopher and mathematician, Russell strove to create an objective language with which to describe the world - one free of the biases and slippages of the written word. At the same time, he began courting his first wife, teasing her with riddles and leaning on her during the darker days, when his quest was bogged down by paradoxes, frustrations and the ghosts of his family's secrets. Ultimately, he found considerable success - but his career was stalled when he was outmatched by an intellectual rival: his young, strident, brilliantly original student, Ludwig Wittgenstein. An insightful and complexly layered narrative, Logicomix reveals both Russell's inner struggle and the quest for the foundations of logic.Narration by an older, wiser Russell, as well as asides from the author himself, make sense of the story's heady and powerful ideas. At its heart, Logicomix is a story about the conflict between pure reason and the persistent flaws of reality, a narrative populated by great and august thinkers, young lovers, ghosts and insanity.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747597209
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 237 x 170 mm

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Okay, despite being a graphic novel, this took me quite a while to read. Not because it was badly written or anything, in fact it is actually really enjoya... READ MORE
I have read this book in Greek and I feel that for the lovers of Mathematics it is definitely a must read. I loved the story of uncle Peter in Doxiade's la... READ MORE
Olga Dai
An unusual treatment of a difficult subject. I was sceptical, then drawn in to want more . I have now started Bertrand Russell's autobiography, and his his... READ MORE