Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann is a renowned German-Austrian author known for his novels, essays, and plays. His works often explore themes of identity, reality, and the nature of genius. One of his most famous books is 'Measuring the World,' which has been translated into numerous languages and received critical acclaim worldwide.

Books

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  1. 1. Measuring the World

    "Measuring the World" is a historical novel that reimagines the lives of two brilliant and driven men, German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and German geographer Alexander von Humboldt. The narrative alternates between the two protagonists, exploring their individual quests to quantify and understand the world. Gauss, a child prodigy from a poor family, rises to become one of the greatest mathematicians in history, while Humboldt, a wealthy and ambitious explorer, embarks on a five-year journey across South America. Their paths converge in a humorous and touching manner, highlighting the contrast between their approaches to knowledge and discovery.

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