The World as I Found It, by Bruce Duffy

It’s weird thinking of what a novel based on the interactions of Wittgenstein, Russell, and G.E. Moore would look like. But it’s actually really good; you can’t go wrong with NYRB Classics. I read it straight through over winter break of sophomore year, when I was getting really into logic and the philosophy of language.

I don’t recall a great deal of philosophy in The World as I Found It. It’s useful as a way to learn about the main characters, Wittgenstein and Russell. They’re described in such vivid terms. If you want to be polite you can call them eccentrics. Both are tremendously insecure, socially awkward, and mathematically brilliant people.

Keynes makes an appearance, and so does Frank Ramsey.