Alan Lightman


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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 · 37,977 ratings · 4,353 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
Einstein's Dreams

4.08 avg rating — 27,427 ratings — published 1992 — 82 editions
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The Accidental Universe: Th...

3.83 avg rating — 3,180 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
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Mr g: A Novel About The Cre...

3.55 avg rating — 1,712 ratings — published 1998 — 28 editions
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Ghost

2.96 avg rating — 969 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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The Diagnosis

2.86 avg rating — 947 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
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Good Benito

3.36 avg rating — 837 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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Searching for Stars on an I...

3.92 avg rating — 485 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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Reunion

3.26 avg rating — 469 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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A Sense of the Mysterious: ...

3.78 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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Dance for Two: Essays

3.83 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 1996 — 9 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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