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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In hours, hischeeks become pink, he stands stoopedover, straightens out, speaks to her. No thing is out of place. All that can be seen at this mo-ment are the shadowy shapes of thedesks and the hunched ienstein of theyoung man. The man begins toeat, cannot eat, weeps uncontrollably.

A balding so-licitor who got her pregnant and thenleft.

Einstein’s Dreams

Planets caught inspace, oceans, silence. It is late June. They eat their lunch atnoon and their supper at six. All things have been attemptedby some antecedent in the family tree. Or thosewho have not seen the future and waitto live life? The men retire to thesmoking room, the women to the wick-er swing on the great deck outside.

Instead, he keeps to the companyof men.


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Then there are those who think theirbodies dont exist. Nov 09, Pages. If time is an arrow,that arrow points toward order. A train with red cars, on a great stonebridge with graceful arches, a river un-derneath, tiny dots that are houses inthe distance.

Lying on the riverb-ank, two lovers look up lazily,awakened enstein a timeless sleep by thedistant church bells, surprised to findthat night has come.

At dusk, the shop-keepers go home slan their families ordrink beer in the taverns, calling hap-pily to friends down the vaulted alleys,caressing each moment as an emeraldon temporary consignment. A brush of the hair might take a year, akiss might take a thousand.

Dew onleaves, crystal, opalescent. Some people fear traveling farfrom a comfortable moment. Some few people are born withoutany sense of time.

A tiny light, far through athicket of trees. At length, the populacehave become thin like the air, bony, oldbefore their time. A lifeis a moment in season.

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A solicitor runs across thestreet to an appointment somewhere,his head jerking this way and that likea small animals. Thus all things can wait. Keeps the coldair out. His life isscattered libhtman fragments of conversation,forgotten by fragments of people. Nearby, a middle-aged wo-man sits on the stone rim of a fountain,weeping quietly. Elderlymen and women may read the earlypages, to know themselves as youths; orthey may read the end, to know them-selves in later years.


They will have an infinite number ofcareers, they will marry an infinitenumber of times, they will change theirpolitics infinitely. She comeshere every Sunday to smell the whitedouble violets, the musk rose, the mat-ted pink gillyflowers.

Ever since Besso has known him, Ein-stein has been self-sufficient. A woman lyingon her couch with wet hair, holding thehand of a man she will never see again.

It is the month ofDecember, and a fire blazes in the fire-place with the white marble mantel. To another, the boats appearsluggish, barely rounding the bend qlan whole of the afternoon.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Politicians do not know that theywill shout from the same lectern an in-finite number of times in the cycles oftime. At some time in the past, scientistsdiscovered that time flows more slowlythe farther from the center of earth.

The book consists of 30 chapters, each exploring one dream about time that Einstein had during this period. They want eimstein freeze theirown children at the center of time.

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