Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1897-1995) Irish physicist and author whose best-known nontechnical work of nonfiction is Science, Sense and Nonsense (1951). His novel, Kandelman's Krim: A Realistic Fantasy (1957), features a long conversation in which an Orc, a Kea, a Unicorn and a Plumber discuss the concept of infinity and instruct a passing Goddess in the foundations of Mathematics. [BS]
John Lighton Synge
born Dublin, Ireland: 23 March 1897
died 30 March 1995
- Kandelman's Krim: A Realistic Fantasy (London: Jonathan Cape, 1957) [hb/]
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