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Book Review: Literary journalist on cusp of old age confronts his mathphobia in beguiling memoir | Lifestyles

“A Divine Language” by Alec Wilkinson; Farrar, Straus & Giroux (287 pages, $29) Look, now: Buried amid this summer’s beach reads, your Grishams and Hilderbrands, is a literary treasure. Alec Wilkinson’s keen-eyed, beguiling new memoir, “A Divine Language,” recounts how, in his 60s, he confronted the ogres of his adolescence: algebra, geometry, calculus. A longtime …

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