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One of the most unique and exciting graphic novels created in some time centers around the unlikely subject of Bertrand Russell’s search for mathematical proof based on logic and his decades long struggle to write the Principia Mathematica. This almost unreadable series of highly technical logic books takes 362 pages just to prove that 1+1=2. And ultimately this life’s work was shown to be a pointless and impossible endeavor! CHRISTOS PAPADIMITRIOU, writer and C. Lester Hogan Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley teamed up with APOSTOLOS DOXIADIS, a writer who has done award-winning work in film and theatre. Together with artists ALECOS PAPADATOS and ANNIE DI DONNA, they have created a stunning graphic history of 20th Century logic, mathematics and philosophy that manages to be compelling, thrilling and beautiful. LOGICOMIX: AN EPIC SEARCH FOR TRUTH weaves the passionate conversations of Christos and Apostolos with the life stories Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, Ludwig Wittgenstein and many others and along the way, the ancient Greek play, The Oresteia, is even retold! Against all odds, it all hangs together wonderfully and the result is truly unique and moving work of writing and art.