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Danish writer Morten Brask About Morten Brask | About The Perfect life of William Sidis Short and detailed synopsis About Morten Brask Morten Brask ( b. 1970 ) grew up in Copenhagen. Among his

 Danish writer Morten Brask About Morten Brask | About “The Perfect life of William Sidis” – Short and detailed synopsis About Morten Brask Morten Brask ( b. 1970 ) grew up in Copenhagen. Among his Literary Awards ancestors are painters and writers, lawyers, politicians and psychologists. A Bottari Lattes Grinzani’s literary 
 Russian colonel, a award 2015, Italy (winner). 
 succesfull golddigger in Edoardo Kihlgren first Prize for 
 Siberia, the mayor of European Literature 2014, Italy (winner). 
 Copenhagen and chairman of the Premio Letteraria Fano 2014, Italy (shortlist). 
 parliament, and one director of The Danish Prix du roman Fnac 2011, France National Bank. (shortlist). 
 Prix du roman Chapitre européen Early writings 2011, France (shortlist). 
 Morten Brask became The Danish Art Council’s Three year interested in writing at grant 2011 (winner). 
 an early age. In the age Various grants 1998 –2017. 
 of 15 he won a short story competition and Education published his first Brask graduated in 1995 as Master of contributions in Art in Film Science and History from Danish newspapers. In highschool he wrote his first novel The University of Copenhagen. Snail Farm ( unpublished ) . During his university years he Published in eleven contributed to Danish and Norwegian newspapers, magazines countries and periodicals. Mainly articles, features and short stories. His first nonfiction - book was published in 1995. Germany 
 The books Russia 
 Morten Brask has published 10 books, both non - fiction, Italy 
 biographies, a literary travel book and 4 novels. The themes Greece 
 are varied: Historical fiction about the prodigy William Sidis, Schwitzerland 
 South Korea 
 Holocaust, grief, problems in relationships and humour. Denmark 
 Among the international bestsellers are The perfect Life of Sweden 
 Wi lm iam Sidis and The Sea in Theresienstadt who sold in 50.000 Norway 
 copies in France alone. And A girl and a boy , sold 26.000 copies in Denmark. Morten Brask 1 �

 William Sidis About “The perfect Life of ( 1898 - 1944 ) William Sidis” Facts Below are a short and a detailed synopsis: • Born in New York 1898 Short Synopsis One winter morning, 1910, a lecture hall at Harvard is filled to the • 18 months: Could read brim with America’s leading professors. At the podium is William New York Sidis. He is going to present his theory of the fourth dimension. Times. William is eleven years old. • 3 years: Tought himself latin, Next day he is on the front page of every newspaper. The journalists greek and other languages. revel in the story of the wonderboy who was able to read New Y ork Times when he was 18 months and taught himself Latin and Greek • 5-7 years: Wrote 6 small books at age three. • 7 years: Invented He wrote books on grammar, astronomy, anatomy and invented a “Vendergood”, his own unique language, ”V endergood”, before he was eight. The language. Made a constitution expectations for William are enormous. Everybody predicts that of a fictive state. William will be the new Newton or Euclid, that he will create miracles and amaze the W orld. • 11 years: First speech anout 4. dimension at Harvard. The novel is inspired by the strange destiny of the super genius William Sidis. His IQ was between 250 - 300, the highest intelligence • 16 years: Professor in ever recorded. But why is it that today nobody knows Sidis’ name? mathematics. Began studying Why did he dissapear? And who is the young woman whose Law at harvard. photograph he was carrying to his death? 
 • 20 years: Became communist. Was arrested in communist William Sidis perfect life leads the reader to the previous century riots 1919 in Boston. Fell in Boston and New Y ork. To the salons of the billionaires where little love with communist Martha William was displayed as a wunderkind. To a childhood with parents Foley. who, together with contemporary leading psychologists, transform William’s childhood to a psychological experiment - an experiment • 1921-1944: Published various that causes tragic consequences for William, and that leads to that books on subjects as physics, he one day he realizes that he is forced to escape. astronomy, history, traffic, collecting tickets etc. Morten Brask 2 �

 Detailed Synopsis 
 birthday gift to his father is to show him that — On a winter morning in 1910, Harvard without any help — he has University’s Conant Hall is packed with taught himself how to leading professors in mathematics and physics translate Caesar’s The from all of New England’s colleges. William Gallic W ars from Latin. Sidis stands at the podium. The subject of his Sarah Sidis takes lecture is his own theories about the fourth little William to the dimension. William is eleven - years - old. elegant home of Ida and Isidor Straus ( Straus was The next morning William appears on the one of the co - owners of front page of every newspaper. He is crowned the Macy’s — the couple would die on great hope in American research — and is compared the Titanic ) . Here she presents William to such to such minds as Newton, Euclid and Gauss. No one families as the Rockefellers, V anderbilts and Mellons. doubts that he is the most amazing child prodigy the In their presence, he is asked to “perform” by looking world has seen. at a page in a book and then reciting it from memory, figuring out the day of the week for any given date, William Sidis is born on April 1, 1898, in a and stating the time for all trains in the US — which modest apartment on Central Park W est. His he has learned by studying schedules. parents are refugees from the Czar’s pogroms in Ukraine. His father, Boris Sidis, comes from a family William excels in many subjects. When he in which legend claims that one specially gifted is four, he composes an English grammar. Books on individual has been born into each generation for the anatomy and astronomy soon follow, and he also last 400 years. When Boris is admitted to Harvard, develops a complete artificial language, V endergood, his professors are duly impressed; he completes his with a matching 12 - number system. university studies in only a few years. Soon, the When a mathematics professor is at dinner at the world - renowned philosopher and founder of Sidis home, William is given permission to read the American psychology, William James, becomes aware manuscript for the professor’s new book while the of the talented student. Together they develop the adults eat. William points out a number of mistakes theory that all people possess a larger brain capacity in the manuscript. than they use. With the proper upbringing, children can learn to use their untapped mental resources. At the age of seven, William starts school — Boris Sidis takes work as a psycho - pathologist in but his teachers have nothing to teach the little boy. New Y ork; his fame grows quickly and he is soon After only a few days he is bumped up to 5th grade. compared to Sigmund Freud in Vienna. Y et even Still, he finds it di ffi cult to endure the slowness with Boris’s talents pale in comparison to his son’s. Barely which everything occurs at school. He supplies his six months after his birth, little William reaches for teachers with a grammatical system, so that they can the moon over Central Park and speaks his first teach three major languages simultaneously — thus word: “Moon.” saving the students time. Although he is intellectually superior to everyone, school is the first Boris sets out to realize his theories about place where William actually encounters other the brain’s hidden energies. Instead of letting his son children. He cannot participate when they play, play freely, he tries to get the boy to learn and although he wants to. And when he speaks to them understand and reason. Using alphabet blocks, he about his fascination for nebular theory, they can teaches the boy to read — by the time William is 18 only shake their heads at the strange boy. Boys his months, he can already read aloud from the New own age kick him and call him a social - climbing Jew. Y ork Times. Some months later his mother, Sarah, a doctor, hears the sound of a typewriter coming from After only a few months, his parents move Boris’s o ffi ce. When she goes in, she finds her son in him into high school. The school authorities oppose the act of writing a wish list to the department store letting an eight - year - old attend high school with Macy’s. In every way, William wants his father to be sixteen - year - olds — but his parents show up with proud of him. When he is three years old, William’s Morten Brask � 3

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