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Mendel"s dwarf

Simon Mawer

Mendel"s dwarf

by Simon Mawer

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Published by Doubleday in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English fiction -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSimon Mawer.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination304p. ;
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18074183M
    ISBN 100385408978
    OCLC/WorldCa37864689

    Mendel's Dwarf (Book): Mawer, Simon: A dwarf searches for the cause of his affliction. He is Benedict Lambert, whom most people assume to be a circus artist. In fact he is a famous geneticist, working to find the elusive DNA code that made him a dwarf. His girlfriend loves his heart, but is repulsed by his body. Books shelved as dwarf: Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi, Going Bovine by Libba Bray, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers by.

      A report by Robert Lloyd on the fifth BookTalk of the /16 season, which took place on 3 May Simon Mawer's Mendel's Dwarf. Our latest BookTalk event focused on Simon Mawer’s Mendel’s Dwarf, a novel about identity as seen through the lens of genetic research and understanding, and an interrogation of the enormous ramifications. The next BookTalk event will focus on Man Booker shortlisted author Simon Mawer’s controversial novel Mendel’s Dwarf.. The novel, published first in and reissued in a new edition in , weaves together a reimagining of the life of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetic science, with contemporary geneticist Benedict Lambert, who is both a dwarf with achondroplasia and a distant.

    Mendel's Dwarf Simon Mawer Crown Publishers. Ma Web posted at: p.m. EDT ( GMT) Benedict Lambert wants to know why he is a dwarf. Simon Mawer’s grotesque novel, Mendel’s Dwarf found me both entertained and intrigued in spite of a slow start and a TMI wander into the biography and research of Gregor Mendel. Lovers of the literary archetype Irony as well as those who relish the fickle finger of ironic fate should delight in the mad science of Mawer’s protagonist.


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Mendel's Dwarf show how supremely simple and yet incredibly complex is the human genome. While I had to use the dictionary frequently to look up medical terms, I found the scientific basis of this novel completely engrossing and A fascinating book which cleverly interweaves two stories to cover the history of the science of genetics/5.

Mendel's Dwarf wears its considerable learning lightly--the author is a biologist--and readers will be alternately moved, charmed, and shocked by Ben's "astringent kiss of irony." Because the hero makes several difficult choices in the course of this fine novel, we admire his Cited by: 9.

This is a book written from the aspect of Benedict - a dwarf. Descended from Mendel, a geneticist, Benedict's mission in life is to isolate the gene that caused his affiction. He earns a first class degree at Oxford University and becomes an esteemed expert on the subject.4/4(50).

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Complete summary of Simon Mawer's Mendel's Dwarf. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Mendel's Dwarf. About Mendel’s Dwarf. Like his great, great uncle, the early geneticist Gregor Mendel, Dr. Benedict Lambert is struggling to unlock the secrets of heredity.

But Benedict’s mission is particularly urgent and particularly personal, for he is afflicted with achondroplasia—he’s a dwarf.

About Simon Mawer. Simon Mawer was born in in England. His first novel, Chimera, won the McKitterick Prize for first novels in Mendel’s Dwarf (), his first book to be published in the U.S., was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and was a New York.

In Mendel's Dwarf, Simon Mawer, a biologist who has written three previous novels, chronicles the triumphs of science and the trials of love (and vice versa) with grace, humor, and unusual candor.

The result is a riveting novel, which was named aNew York Times Notable Book and chosen as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book : Other Press, LLC. In Mendel's Dwarf, Simon Mawer, a biologist who has written three previous novels, chronicles the triumphs of science and the trials of love (and vice versa) with grace, humor, and unusual candor.

The result is a riveting novel, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and chosen as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. (Content warning: This book and review discuss eugenics, abortion, and ableism.) Mendel’s Dwarf by Simon Mawer, originally published inis a novel that grapples with ableism and the potentials and pitfalls of genetics.

The protagonist, Benedict Lambert, is a geneticist with achondroplasia, the most common form of : Grace Lapointe. Buy a cheap copy of Mendel's Dwarf book by Simon Mawer. Benedict Lambert, the hero of Mendel's Dwarf, is very much a leg man, not that he has much choice in the matter.

For the celebrated geneticist is a dwarf, a man Free shipping over $/5(5). Simon Mawer is the author of the national best sellers Trapeze and The Glass Room, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

Mendel's Dwarf was named a New York Times Notable Book and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Maw More about Simon Mawer. Britisher Mawer's fourth novel and first to appear here is a riveting tour de force of science, suspense, philosophy, and—well, love.

A research scientist in genetics, year-old Benedict Lambert is a great-great-great-nephew of Gregor Mendel, the long- unrecognized Austrian priest who himself discovered genetics. Perhaps his kinship with Mendel pushed Lambert toward genetic research&# Mendel's Dwarf was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (), The New York Public Library's Books to Remember award (), and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book.

Mendel's Dwarf was selected by our book club as more of a default choice than a preferred read. You may image my surprise while reading it to discover that I loved it.

Much of the biology went flying over my head (I am not a scientist or mathematician)but will respect the fact that the author is and assume that his facts are accurate/5(57). Like his great-great-great uncle, the early geneticist Gregor Mendel, Dr Benedict Lambert is struggling to unlock the secrets of heredity.

But for Benedict the mission is particularly urgent and personal, for his is afflicted by achondroplasia. He is a dwarf. When a chance meeting leads him to the acceptance that he craves, he begins a journey 5/5(1). This is a book written from the aspect of Benedict - a dwarf.

Descended from Mendel, a geneticist, Benedict's mission in life is to isolate the gene that caused his affiction. He earns a first class degree at Oxford University and becomes an esteemed expert on the subject/5(54).

Get this from a library. Mendel's dwarf. [Simon Mawer] -- A dwarf searches for the cause of his affliction. He is Benedict Lambert, whom most people assume to be a circus artist. In fact he is a famous geneticist, working to find the elusive DNA code that.

Mendel’s Dwarf, by Simon Mawer, is the second historical fiction book recommended to me by my grandfather (whose recommendations quickly move to the top of my to-read pile).

The first, The Spinoza Problem, by Irving Yalom, used Baruch Spinoza’s life to provide a window into his works and broader philosophy, and introduces the reader to.

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Kindle Store Go Search Hello Select /5(60). Morbidity of Mendel’s Dwarf What struck me as perhaps the most poignant aspect of Mawer’s Mendel’s Dwarf was the impossibility of a happy ending. For the most part, there are two reservations that bar Jean from accepting Benedict as a partner: the fact that she is married and the fact that he is a dwarf.Mendel's Dwarf (English Edition) "An extraordinary novel, a work of history, science, pure prose, and pervasiv, stunning irony.

"Simon Mawer writes beautifully, and the pleasure of his novel comes from the chance to watch him consider the mystery of the world, to /5(54).