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DANIEL KEHLMANN: GHOSTS IN PRINCETON
TUESDAY, MAY 01 2012, 06:00 PM
Leo Baeck Institute and Goethe-Institut New York present a dramatic reading of Daniel Kehlmann´s first play Ghosts in Princeton in English translation. Daniel Kehlmann will be on hand to introduce this special reading. The play is about the Viennese mathematician Kurt Gödel (1906-1978), who had revolutionized the logic of mathematics by the age of 24. After the Nazis took power in Austria in 1938, Gödel and his wife Adele emigrated to Princeton where he joined his good friend Albert Einstein at the Institute for Advanced Study. In Ghosts of Princeton, a play of facts, fiction and philosophy, Kehlmann follows the giant footsteps of Gödel and Adele on their journey from Vienna to Princeton. Breakthrough thinking, brilliant logic and a self-destructive rationalism characterized Gödel’s remarkable history.
Daniel Kehlmann, born 1975, is one of Germany’s most critically acclaimed young authors. His 2006 international best-seller Measuring The World has been translated from the original German into more than 40 languages, and has received some of the most prestigious prizes in literature. He lives as an independent writer in Berlin and Vienna.
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