Einstein's Dreams | Study Guide

Alan Lightman

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Overview

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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.

Tense

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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