ALAN LIGHTMAN. EINSTEIN’S DREAMS. Alan Lightman was born in Memphis,. Tennessee, in and educated at. Princeton and at the California Institute. A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in , about time, relativity and physics. As. “Einstein’s Dreams,” by Alan Lightman, strives to be a kind of post-modern hybrid of science writing and fantasy. It stands partly in the tradition.

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Mar 02, Pages. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he dinstein 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. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections between science and art, the lighyman of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence. He is also the author of a memoir, three collections… More about Alan Lightman.

A beguiling inquiry into the not-at-all theoretical, ib time-tangled, tragic and sublime nature of human life. Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Category: Literary Fiction Historical Fiction. Also in Vintage Contemporaries.

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