Abstract / Synopsis
Though John Cheever was a leading writer of short fiction, his story “The Geometry of Love” has received little prior literary or mathematical comment. In this essay it is read, against the background of Cheever’s own troubled life and marriage, as a Don Quixote – like search, explicitly following the model of Euclidean geometry, and at times wildly funny, for an ideal world of truth and happiness.
Haas, R. "John Cheever's Story "The Geometry of Love"," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 10 Issue 1 (January 2020), pages 4-21. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202001.03 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol10/iss1/3