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Einstein's Dreams

Einstein's Dreams - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-1400077809

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ISBN13: 978-1400077809
ISBN10: 140007780X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1993
International: No

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Einstein's Dreams - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-1400077809

Alan Lightman

ISBN13: 978-1400077809
ISBN10: 140007780X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

A modern classic, Einstein's Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar.

Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein's Dreams has inspired playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters all over the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence.