The Formula of the Fantastic (Part 2 of 2)

Alexander von Humboldt, as characterized by Kehlmann in Measuring the World, is a different type of man from Gauss all together. Kehlmann represents him as a man determined to classify, calculate, and quantify the world around him; and never to doubt that such things are possible. Within Kehlmann’s text, Humboldt is driven in this taskContinue reading “The Formula of the Fantastic (Part 2 of 2)”