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The Syme Papers

The Syme Papers( )
Author: Markovits, Benjamin
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Publisher:Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
List Price:USD $11.65
Book Description:

Douglas Pitt is a man obsessed. Laughed at, mocked, and dismissed at every turn, Pitt has dedicated the best part of an unremarkable academic career attempting to prove the genius of Samuel Highgate Syme (b.1794, Baltimore; soldier, geologist, inventor). Pitt's postulation is simple enough: Syme, through some fault, wrong-doing, conspiracy or mischance, has not been credited with the recognition he deserves for hitting upon a key discovery in the advance of modern science - the...
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Markovits, Benjamin (Author)
Benjamin Markovits was born in Palo Alto, California in 1973 and grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He studied literature at Yale University and Oxford University. He teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a writer. His works includes The Syme Papers, Fathers and Daughters, Imposture, A Quiet Adjustment, Playing Days, and Childish Loves. His recent novel, You Don't Have to Live Like This, won the 2016 James Tait Black Prizes for fiction.


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