Howard Jacobson on Mariam Mirzakhani
Howard Jacobson on the death of Mariam Mirzakhani:
It is a sad story for other reasons, too, not least the intensity of Mirzakhani's expression in the photograph most of the papers used. There is a beauty that can only be described as that of the mind's migration to the face, the transfiguring beauty of exceptional intelligence. So it's a double loss: the premature loss of a person and the premature loss of her genius.