World as I Found it

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This is the tale of 3 wildly different men adrift in the 20th century. At the center is Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most magnetic philosophers of our time. Playing in counterpoint are Wittgenstein’s two reluctant mentors: Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore.

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Parts history, biography, and philosophy, this is the “wicked, melancholy, and . . . astonishing” tale of three wildly different men adrift in the 20th century: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, and G. E. Moore (Newsday)
 
When Bruce Duffy’s The World As I Found It was first published, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A brilliant group portrait with the vertiginous displacements of twentieth-century life looming large in the background, Duffy’s novel depicts times and places as various as Vienna 1900, the trenches of World War I, Bloomsbury, and the colleges of Cambridge, while the complicated main characters appear not only in thought and dispute but in love and despair. Wittgenstein, a strange, troubled, and troubling man of gnawing contradictions, is at the center of a novel that reminds us that the apparently abstract and formal questions that animate philosophy are nothing less than the intractable matters of life and death.

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Weight 0.612 kg
Dimensions 20.2 × 13.4 × 3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

558

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K