How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously." Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who -- thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community -- emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. The inspiration for a major motion picture, Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love.
Geniuses, are of two kinds: the ones who are just like all of us, but very much more so, and the ones who, apparently, have an ectra human spark. --------...
This biography is absolutely more real than the movie of the same name. The life of John Nash is filled with so many interesting stories, ranging from schizo...
大学的时候读过《美丽心灵》的翻译版，记得当时就被震惊过一次了，准确来说，应该是感动过一次，好多年过去了，只记得普林斯顿的宽容，一直以为普林斯顿才是那个“美丽...
小说更详尽更客观，几乎是事无巨细地描述了纳什的生平以及同时代的学术圈，没有同名电影的戏剧化，悬念和煽情（不禁再次佩服朗·霍华德的导演功力）。忽略掉各种学术词...
读了两遍，哭了不下N次，感动人的都是细节之处，对Nash那些小动作的描写让我一直印象深刻，当看到Nash在诺贝尔奖颁奖典礼上的照片，联想起电影里的镜头，泪水就哗哗地下...