Alan Lightman





Alan Lightman


Born
in Memphis, TN, The United States
November 01, 1948

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Alan Lightman is a physicist, novelist, and essayist born in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams.


Average rating: 3.93 · 31,702 ratings · 3,537 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
Einstein's Dreams

4.08 avg rating — 23,386 ratings — published 1992 — 69 editions
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The Accidental Universe: Th...

3.81 avg rating — 2,532 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
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Mr g: A Novel About The Cre...

3.52 avg rating — 1,476 ratings — published 1998 — 26 editions
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Ghost

2.97 avg rating — 910 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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Good Benito

3.38 avg rating — 767 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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The Diagnosis

2.86 avg rating — 864 ratings — published 2000 — 20 editions
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Reunion

3.24 avg rating — 412 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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A Sense of the Mysterious: ...

3.76 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Dance for Two: Essays

3.80 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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The Discoveries: Great Brea...

4.02 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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“Suppose time is a circle, bending back on itself. The world repeats itself, precisely, endlessly.”
Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams

“The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy. The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present. Each person who gets stuck in time gets stuck alone.”
Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams

“The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present.”
Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams



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