Einstein’s Dreams
  • Pages: 144
  • ISBN: 9781780335575
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Corsair

Einstein’s Dreams

Alan Lightman
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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, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar.

Reviewed by Tania Hershman in Slightly Foxed Issue 51.



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