Apeirogon A Novel

This extraordinary novel is the fruit of a seed planted when the novelist Colum McCann met the real Bassam and Rami on a trip with the non-profit organization Narrative 4.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 067960460X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A quite extraordinary novel. Colum McCann has found the form and voice to tell the most complex of stories, with an unexpected friendship between two men at its powerfully beating heart.”—Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • From the National Book Award–winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the unlikely real-life friendship between two fathers. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on to the schools their children attend to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate. But their lives, however circumscribed, are upended one after the other: first, Rami’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Smadar, becomes the victim of suicide bombers; a decade later, Bassam’s ten-year-old daughter, Abir, is killed by a rubber bullet. Rami and Bassam had been raised to hate one another. And yet, when they learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them. Together they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace—and with their one small act, start to permeate what has for generations seemed an impermeable conflict. This extraordinary novel is the fruit of a seed planted when the novelist Colum McCann met the real Bassam and Rami on a trip with the non-profit organization Narrative 4. McCann was moved by their willingness to share their stories with the world, by their hope that if they could see themselves in one another, perhaps others could too. With their blessing, and unprecedented access to their families, lives, and personal recollections, McCann began to craft Apeirogon, which uses their real-life stories to begin another—one that crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful. The result is an ambitious novel, crafted out of a universe of fictional and nonfictional material, with these fathers’ moving story at its heart.

Apeirogon

95 Apeirogon: a shape with a countably infinite number of sides. 94 From the
Greek, apeiron: to be boundless, to be endless. Alongside the Indo- European
root of per: to try, to risk. 93 As a whole, an apeirogon approaches the shape of a
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Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526634023

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX MÉDICIS AND THE PRIX FEMINA A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC BOOK OF 2020 CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, i PAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SCOTSMAN, IRISH TIMES, BBC.COM, WATERSTONES.COM 'A wondrous book. It left me hopeful' Elizabeth Strout 'You have to read Apeirogon' Sunday Times 'Nothing like any book you've ever read' Michael Cunningham 'Quite extraordinary' Kamila Shamsie The novel of a lifetime about two men and their daughters: divided by conflict, yet united in grief. Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin live near one another – yet they exist worlds apart. Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Rami's license plate is yellow. Bassam's license plate is green. It takes Rami fifteen minutes to drive to the West Bank. The same journey for Bassam takes an hour and a half. Both men have lost their daughters. Rami's thirteen-year-old girl Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber while out shopping with her friends. Bassam's ten-year-old daughter Abir was shot and killed by a member of the border police outside her school. There was a candy bracelet in her pocket she hadn't had time to eat yet. The men become the best of friends. In this epic novel – named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides – Colum McCann crosses centuries and continents, stitching time, art, history, nature and politics into a tapestry of friendship, love, loss and belonging. Musical, muscular, delicate and soaring, Apeirogon is the novel for our times. 'A quite extraordinary novel. Colum McCann has found the form and voice to tell the most complex of stories, with an unexpected friendship between two men at its powerfully beating heart' KAMILA SHAMSIE

Abstract Regular Polytopes

... and half of them if p is even ; in each case , they will lie alternately on the two p
- gonal faces of the prism . Similarly , an apeirogon ( infinite regular polygon ) is a
linear one { 0 } , a ( planar ) skew one ( zigzag apeirogon ) , which is the blend ...

Author: Peter McMullen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521814966

Category: Mathematics

Page: 551

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Table of contents

The Math Teachers Know

They also came upon new and unusual mathematicalfigures: the digon, a two-
sidedpolygon on a spherical space, and the apeirogon, an open polygon with
infinitely many sides (Figure 6.5). All these discoveries brought up even more ...

Author: Brent Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135097798

Category: Education

Page: 152

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What sorts of mathematics competencies must teachers have in order to teach the discipline well? This book offers a novel take on the question. Most research is focused on explicit knowledge–that is, on the sorts of insights that might be specified, catalogued, taught, and tested. In contrast, this book focuses on the tacit dimensions of teachers’ mathematics knowledge that precede and enable their competencies with formal mathematics. It highlights the complexity of this knowledge and offers strategies to uncover it, analyze it, and re-synthesize it in ways that will make it more available for teaching. Emerging from 10 years of collaborative inquiry with practicing teachers, it is simultaneously informed by the most recent research and anchored to the realities of teachers’ lives in classrooms.

Regular Polytopes

If S is a translation we have the limiting case where p becomes infinite : a
sequence of equal segments of one line, the apeirogon, {∞}. If S is a
glidereflection, the “ polygon ” is a plane zigzag. If S is a rotatoryreflection, it is a
skew zigzag, ...

Author: H. S. M. Coxeter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141586

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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Foremost book available on polytopes, incorporating ancient Greek and most modern work. Discusses polygons, polyhedrons, and multi-dimensional polytopes. Definitions of symbols. Includes 8 tables plus many diagrams and examples. 1963 edition.

Songdogs

The story is told in the words of the photographer's only son, a wanderer himself, who uses his father's unreliable memories and the fading remnants of his art to piece together his family history and explain the mystery surrounding his ...

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617323

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Colum McCann's first novel goes back to the years before the Spanish Civil War, following the adventures of a peripatetic Irish photographer from the war-strewn shores of Europe to the exotic plains of Mexico. The story is told in the words of the photographer's only son, a wanderer himself, who uses his father's unreliable memories and the fading remnants of his art to piece together his family history and explain the mystery surrounding his mother - a Mexican beauty brought back by his father to Ireland.

Dancer

This is Colum McCann's dancer: Rudolf, a prodigy at six years old, who became the greatest dancer of the century, who redefined dance, rewrote his own life, and died of AIDS before anyone knew he had it.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617358

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 397

This novel opens on a battlefield: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desperate for food and shelter. They find both, and then music and dance. And there, spinning unafraid among them, dancing for the soldiers and anyone else who'll watch him, is one small pale boy, Rudolf. This is Colum McCann's dancer: Rudolf, a prodigy at six years old, who became the greatest dancer of the century, who redefined dance, rewrote his own life, and died of AIDS before anyone knew he had it. This is an extraordinary life transformed into extraordinary fiction by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. One kind of masculine grace is perfectly matched to another in Colum McCann's beautiful and daring new novel.

Zoli

Based loosely on the true story of the Gypsy poet Papusza, and set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Zoli is a love story, a tale of loss, and a parable of modern-day Europe.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617242

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 707

The life of Zoli Novotna begins on the leafy backroads of Slovakia, when she and her grandfather come upon a quiet lake where their family has been drowned by Fascist guards. Zoli and her grandfather flee to join up with another clan of travelling harpists. So begins an epic tale of song, intimacy and betrayal. Based loosely on the true story of the Gypsy poet Papusza, and set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Zoli is a love story, a tale of loss, and a parable of modern-day Europe.

Everything in this Country Must

Although these are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, they have an almost mythical rather than a political feel.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617277

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 987

One powerful novella, with two thematically linked short stories on either side of it, forms the basis of Everything in This Country Must. Although these are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, they have an almost mythical rather than a political feel. In the title story, four young soldiers help a farmer and his daughter free their horse from a stream in flood, unable to understand that their help will never be anything but an insult. In the novella, Hunger Strike, a young boy and his mother flee to Galway as the boy's uncle succumbs to a hunger strike in a Derry gaol. In Wood, a ten-year-old boy is asked by his mother to make poles for the marching season.

Hitching for Hope

. . . This book is a paean to nuance, decency and possibility."—Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon.

Author: Ruairí McKiernan

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603589589

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 176

A modern travel tale—part personal pilgrimage, part political quest—that captures the power of human resilience "McKiernan sticks his thumb out, and somehow a healthy dose of humanity manages to roll up alongside him. . . . This book is a paean to nuance, decency and possibility."—Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon. Following the collapse of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger economy, social activist Ruairí McKiernan questions whether he should join the mounting number of emigrants searching for greater opportunity elsewhere. McKiernan embarks on a hitchhiking odyssey with no money, no itinerary and no idea where he might end up each night. His mission: to give voice to those emerging from one of the most painful periods of economic and social turmoil in Ireland’s history. Engaging, provocative and sincere, Hitching for Hope is a testimony to the spirit of Ireland. It is an inspirational manifesto for hope and healing in troubled times.

Shadowplay

"Henry Irving is Victorian London's most celebrated actor and theater impresario.

Author: Joseph O'Connor

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 9781609455934

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 613

SHORTLISTED 2020 WALTER SCOTT PRIZE SHORTLISTED 2019 COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER: NOVEL OF THE YEAR, Irish Post Book Awards Shadowplay by New York Times best-selling author, Joseph O'Connor, is set during the golden age of West End theater in a London shaken by the crimes of Jack the Ripper. Henry Irving is Victorian London's most celebrated actor and theater impresario. He has introduced groundbreaking ideas to the theater, bringing to the stage performances that are spectacular, shocking, and always entertaining. When Irving decides to open his own London theater with the goal of making it the greatest playhouse on earth, he hires a young Dublin clerk harboring literary ambitions by the name of Bram Stoker to manage it. As Irving's theater grows in reputation and financial solvency, he lures to his company of mummers the century's most beloved actress, the dazzlingly talented leading lady Ellen Terry, who nightly casts a spell not only on her audiences but also on Stoker and Irving both. Bram Stoker's extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum Theatre, his early morning walks on the streets of a London terrorized by a serial killer, his long, tempestuous relationship with Irving, and the closeness he finds with Ellen Terry, inspire him to write DRACULA, the most iconic and best-selling supernatural tale ever published. A magnificent portrait both of lamp-lit London and of lives and loves enacted on the stage, Shadowplay's rich prose, incomparable storytelling, and vivid characters will linger in readers' hearts and minds for many years. "Funny, smart, tender, wise."--Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin "A marvelous novel . . . Magnificent."--Suzie Feay, Financial Times

Fishing the Sloe Black River

An ageing nun is tracked to ground by her sister; a garrulous beautician must lay out the corpse of a loved one. These are eloquent tales of exile and displacement, of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617293

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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An ageing nun is tracked to ground by her sister; a garrulous beautician must lay out the corpse of a loved one. These are eloquent tales of exile and displacement, of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it. Mischievous, assured and versatile, Colum McCann's collection of short stories marks him out as one of our best contemporary writers.

Rigidity and Symmetry

This book contains recent contributions to the fields of rigidity and symmetry with two primary focuses: to present the mathematically rigorous treatment of rigidity of structures and to explore the interaction of geometry, algebra and ...

Author: Robert Connelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493907816

Category: Mathematics

Page: 374

View: 610

This book contains recent contributions to the fields of rigidity and symmetry with two primary focuses: to present the mathematically rigorous treatment of rigidity of structures and to explore the interaction of geometry, algebra and combinatorics. Contributions present recent trends and advances in discrete geometry, particularly in the theory of polytopes. The rapid development of abstract polytope theory has resulted in a rich theory featuring an attractive interplay of methods and tools from discrete geometry, group theory, classical geometry, hyperbolic geometry and topology. Overall, the book shows how researchers from diverse backgrounds explore connections among the various discrete structures with symmetry as the unifying theme. The volume will be a valuable source as an introduction to the ideas of both combinatorial and geometric rigidity theory and its applications, incorporating the surprising impact of symmetry. It will appeal to students at both the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as post docs, structural engineers and chemists.

Infinity

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230630700

Category:

Page: 58

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 57. Chapters: Countable set, Cantor's diagonal argument, Surreal number, Continuum hypothesis, Hyperreal number, Extended real number line, Uncountable set, Where Mathematics Comes From, Absolute Infinite, Ultrafinitism, Infinitesimal, Infinite monkey theorem, Actual infinity, Non-standard calculus, Real projective line, Temporal finitism, Cardinality of the continuum, Aleph number, Beth number, Line at infinity, Plane at infinity, Apeirogon, Levi-Civita field, Point at infinity, Hyperplane at infinity, Infinity plus one, Superreal number, Hyperinteger, Circular points at infinity, Directed infinity, Amorphous set.