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Einstein's Dreams

144 pages, 2004



1382 books

Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905 about time, relativity, and physics. 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 people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures repeatedly.

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 worldwide. Poetic vignettes explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence.


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