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Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity Reviews

Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity by Charles Seife

Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity

Charles Seife

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Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 6 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781541618374
3 stars out of 5
Simon Ings
1 May 2021

"a biographer braver than most"

I find it impossible, having read Seife, not to see Hawking through the lens of Jacobean tragedy, warped and raging, unable even to stick a finger up at a world that could not — but much worse, chose not — to understand him. Of course he was a monster, and years too late, and through a book that will anger many, I have come to love him for it.

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