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Author: Alan Lightman

Year Published: 1993

Type: Novel

Genre: Fiction

Perspective and Narrator:

The events of Einstein's Dreams are described by a third-person omniscient narrator. During the Interlude sections of the novel, the narrator uses a third-person limited perspective for the character of Michele Besso to show Albert Einstein in his waking life.


Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman is written in the present tense.

About the Title:

The title Einstein's Dreams refers to the physicist Albert Einstein and a fictitious rendering of an imagined series of dreams he had while composing his theory of time.


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