Please Mr Einstein
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Please Mr Einstein by Jean-Claude Carriere
Book DescriptionA 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099497134
(197mm x 130mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jean-Claude Carriere
Jean-Claude Carriere is a writer, playwright and screenwriter. He is notably the co-author of Conversations About the End of Time (with Stephen Jay Gould, Umberto Eco, etc.). He recently collaborated with Michael Haneke on his award-winning film The White Ribbon and he has worked with many of the twentieth century's great directors including Peter Brook, Milo' Forman, Luis Bunuel and Jean-Luc Godard.
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