A Mathematician’s Miscellany is an autobiography and collection of anecdotes by John Edensor Littlewood. It is now out of print but Littlewood’s Miscellany is its. “Littlewood’s Miscellany, which includes most of the earlier work as well as much of the material Professor Littlewood collected after the publication of A. Review: J. E. Littlewood, A mathematician’s Miscellany. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 61 (), no. 4,

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In just 12 pages it jiscellany numerous gems of insight into how working mathematicians actually go about doing what they do. Joseph Sales marked it as to-read Dec 03, At one point a foreign observer commented that England had three great mathematicians: Trying to be productive when you don’t really know what needs to be done – the next lemma to prove or the next plot twist to imagine – is likely to be wasted time.