Please, Mr Einstein
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Cover Photograph: Einstein © Popperfoto; woman © Marc Atkins/panoptika.net; hydrogen bomb © Science Photo library; space background © Science Photo; ball © Royalty-Free/Corbis; woodcut of moon © AKG-images
‘Since the 1960s; Carrière has had his finger in the pulse of Europe’s imagination’
A young woman enters a building in a nameless contemporary European city. She walks into a waiting room where a dozen other people, with briefcases or sheaves of documents, are gathered. Ushered into a large office, she meets Albert Einstein, who is engaged in trying to figure out the equation that explains the universe. He is charmed by her, and agrees to answer her questions.
Einstein and the young woman begin discussing the concepts of time and space. He explains his theories about relativity and his responsibility in the creation of nuclear weapons. Einstein also talks about the problem of being famous, about his life in Nazi Germany and how his dreams of worldwide peace were shattered. He appears bright, witty, hugely sympathetic, but also tormented and dreamy.
’A thought-provoking introduction to Einstein and quantum theory’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
’Jean-Claude Carrière has opened up Einstein and found in him a myth that is a play, a movie that is both science and fiction, and en exposition of heavy ideas that can be read with the speed of light’ PETER BROOK
About the authors:
John Brownjohn is one of Britain’s foremost translators from French and German. His work has won numerous awards including the US PEN Goethe House Prize and the Schlegel-Tieck Prize. He is also a screenwriter whose credits include Tess, Bitter Moon and The Ninth Gate.
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