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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    Einstein's Dreams
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan P. Lightman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780335575
    ISBN 10: 1780335571
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Corsair
    Publication date
    03 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is married to Jean Greenblatt Lightman, a painter, and has two daughters, Elyse and Kara.