Copyright © 2009 by Raymond M.
Raymond M. Smullyan
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About the Book
In Rambles Through My Library, Raymond Smullyan takes you on a tour of selections from his favorite authors. Along the way, he shares his thoughts, commentary, stories, anecdotes, and juicy tidbits about the authors and selections. Thus, the book is a combination of anthology, essays, reminiscences, scraps of thought, and autobiography—anything is fair game.
About the Author
Raymond M. Smullyan has had a remarkably diverse sequence of careers—magician, mathematician and philosopher, concert pianist, internationally known writer, and author of over twenty books. Now a retired distinguished professor of philosophy and mathematics, he resides in the beautiful upper region of New York’s Catskill Mountains and continues to delight audiences with performances of magic, music and readings.
Rambles Through My Library is a new Raymond Smullyan book which, as usual, I couldn't put down. If you are a fan of Ray’s, which I am, all you need to know to want to buy this beautiful volume is that from its first page to its last, this book is unadulterated Smullyan.
Martin Gardner, former editor, Scientific American
A potent solicitation to reverie...This is a fabulously idiosyncratic collection of snippets from Raymond Smullyan’s personal library, with commentary and anecdotes from Smullyan, who also wrote The Tao Is Silent, one of my favourite books...Whether reflecting on theatre, Samuel Johnson’s character, the nature of book collecting, leisure, or ancient Chinese poetry, his insatiable curiosity and sense of wonder is infectious...(read complete Amazon review)
Your new book Rambles Through My Library is a “gem.” Thank you for providing me with many ideas to ponder. In this brief note, I’ll just mention a few...(read more)
Last night, I
finished reading Raymond Smullyan’s Rambles Through My Library.
Smullyan’s book is largely a commentary and reaction to book passages he
enjoyed. Well, this post is largely a commentary and response to Smullyan’s
commentary and reaction to book passages he enjoyed. I will quote three
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