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Sylvia Nasar was born in Rosenheim, Germany on August 17, 1947. She received a bachelor's degree in literature from Antioch College in 1970 and master's degree in economics from New York University in 1976. She is an economist and author. Her books include A Beautiful Mind, which inspired the mostra'n més academy award winning movie, and Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius. She was an economics correspondent for the New York Times and is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in several publications including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Newsweek. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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A Beautiful Mind [2001 film] (2002) — Original book — 602 exemplars
The Best American Science Writing 2007 (2007) — Col·laborador — 237 exemplars
A Century in Books: Princeton University Press 1905-2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars


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Nasar, Sylvia
Altres noms
NASAR, Sylvia
Data de naixement
Germany (birth)
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Rosenheim, Germany
Llocs de residència
Ankara, Turkey
Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
New York, New York, USA
Tarrytown, New York, USA
Antioch College (1970 | BA | literature)
New York University (1976 | MA | economics)
McLeod, Darryl (husband)
The New York Times
Columbia University
U.S. News & World Report
Premis i honors
National Book Critics Circle Award (1998)
Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2011)
Pulitzer Prize (1998)
Biografia breu
Sylvia Nasar is a German born economist, author and journalist. Educated in Turkey and the USA she is now the Knight Chair at the Graduate School of Journalism in Columbia University.



unauthorized biography of Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Nash by Sylvia Nasar, professor of journalism at Columbia University.. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1998 and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in biography.
LindaLeeJacobs | Hi ha 63 ressenyes més | Oct 24, 2023 |
Biography of brilliant mathematician John Nash, his descent into schizophrenia, and his remarkable (and rare) recovery. It includes his friendships and rivalries with other mathematicians. One of the highlights is his relationship with his wife, who had to deal with both his and their son’s mental illness. Nasar includes what she has discovered over the course of writing the book in terms of the heredity of schizophrenia and available treatments, which have changed over the years. I found it fascinating.… (més)
Castlelass | Hi ha 63 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2023 |
I own many more paper books than electronic ones - I have the book-collecting bug.

Anyway, I bought the paperback version of this book (currently cheaper than the Kindle version).

A warning for others, the printing in the book is tiny

My close vision is excellent for an oldie, but I doubt I will try to read my paper copy. I'm not sure why Faber chose a miniscule font - the book is around 450pp long, so maybe it was down to cost.

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0571212927

What little I have read is very interesting - hence the 4 *'s
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NickDuberley | Hi ha 63 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2022 |
Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound—such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s. His most important work had been in game theory, which by the 1980s was underpinning a large part of economics. When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash's name inevitably came up—only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly could not go to a madman. But in 1994 Nash, in remission from schizophrenia, shared the Nobel Prize in economics for work done some 45 years previously.

Economist and journalist Sylvia Nasar has written a biography of Nash that looks at all sides of his life. She gives an intelligent, understandable exposition of his mathematical ideas and a picture of schizophrenia that is evocative but decidedly unromantic. Her story of the machinations behind Nash's Nobel is fascinating and one of very few such accounts available in print (the CIA could learn a thing or two from the Nobel committees).
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Gabriyella | Hi ha 63 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2022 |



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