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On Goldstein’s Novels of Ideas: Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams

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In March 2010, shortly after the release of 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein published her list of the five best “novels of ideas” in the Wall Street Journal. Goldstein’s list gave Michael Da Silva a starting point for a series of reviews. The fifth novel on her list was Alan Lightman’s 1993 bestseller Einstein’s Dreams. As he sits in his...