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On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction

On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction
Author: Karl Iagnemma
ISBN 13: 9780385335942
ISBN 10: 385335946
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: 2004-06-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $13.00

Winner of the Paris Review Discovery Prize for best first fiction and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2002, Karl Iagnemma has been recognized as a writer of rare talent. His literary terrain is the world of science, with its charged boundary between the rational mind and the restless heart.

Gail Caldwell

Faith, to the scientist, is a necessary evil. He or she must believe in the possibility of hope - in the provable hypothesis, the laboratory experiment, the research path toward enlightenment - and yet believe, more fully, in the supremacy of empirical data...

Karl Iagnemma, who works as a research scientist in robotics at MIT, has a striking grasp of this paradox, and his perspicacity infuses the stories in his debut collection.—The Boston Globe