The Pharmacokinetics of Paracetamol by Michael Leach, Cordite Poetry Review

The Pharmacokinetics of Paracetamol

by Michael Leach

Cordite Poetry Review


BBC Radio 3 The Essay: Literature and Mathematics

Marcus du Sautoy reveals that writers, just like musicians and visual artists, have found ways to use maths to structure their writing. Not only can you find mathematical ideas discussed in books such as Ian McEwan’s Solar or Bonnie Greer’s Entropy; but you can also find maths in the structure of many famous literary works, notably the recent Booker winner The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, whose chapters are each half the length of the previous one, causing the pace of the novel to accelerate towards the end.”