American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 492: Neal Stephenson: The System of the World (1)

December 8, 2021

It has all come to this, the final volume of the BAROQUE CYCLE, appropriately called THE SYSTEM OF THE WORLD. This is not only comes from the last volume of PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA, but also from Daniel Waterhouses' thesis about the ultimate fate of the medieval and the birth of the modern.