The famous autobiographical work in two volumes by Alexander Grothendieck has just been officially published by Gallimard!
This book is a must for anyone who wants to learn about the vision inspiring Grothendieck’s discoveries and reflect on ethical and sociological issues in mathematics and beyond.
I have been invited by the Editor to contribute a short text presenting the book, to be included in a booklet sold together with it and also containing texts by other mathematicians. Here is it:
An update: Sayantan Roy @sayantan-roy has kindly translated my text into English. Here is his translation: