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Galatea 2.2 Summary
Richard Powers

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Galatea 2.2 Summary

Plot Summary

Galatea 2.2 is a description of a writer, Richard, in his mid-thirties coming to grips with his failed long-term relationship, his father's disappointment in his choice of career and his increasing pessimism and distance from his passion of writing. Richard is given the opportunity to participate in an experiment with a cognitive neuroscientist to create a machine that can pass the masters level literature exam.

Details of Richard's now failed relationship with one of his former students are woven into the current experience of trying to create a machine that can learn. As Richard continues to work on the experiment, the reader is exposed to more aspects of their relationship. The author maintains a surreal distance from her by referring to her as C. In addition he never mentions cities that he lives in and refers to them only as first letters. The reader begins to wonder if in...

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