Abstract / Synopsis
This paper presents a study on the extent to which creative literature been used as a vessel to carry forward the development of mathematical thought. The role of mathematics as a driving force for literature is highlighted, and while many examples exist that clearly show an attempt to disperse mathematical ideas, with Lewis Carroll, OuLiPo and ancient poetry considered, the argument that the sole purpose of the writings was for the sake of mathematical development is not clear-cut.
Toby S. Peres, "The Use and Development of Mathematics Within Creative Literature," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 13 Issue 1 (January 2023), pages 148-163. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.JBXG7428. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol13/iss1/11