Alan Lightman Debut At Magers & Quinn

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On January 31, 2017, Alan Lightman debuts his latest poetry collection, "Song of Two Worlds" with a reading at Magers & Quinn.

From the author of international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams comes a new illustrated, deeply philosophical verse-narrative. After decades of living “hung like a dried fly,” emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator, a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy, awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something to believe in, first turning to the world of science and then to the world of philosophy, religion, and human life. As his personal story is slowly revealed, little by little, we confront the great questions of the cosmos and of the human heart, some questions with answers and others without.

Alan Lightman, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since 1996, is adjunct professor of humanities at MIT. He is the author of several books on science, including Ancient Light: Our Changing View of the Universe (1991) and Origins: The Lives and Worlds of Modern Cosmologists (with R. Brawer, 1990). His works of fiction include Einstein’s Dreams (1993), an international bestseller; The Diagnosis (2000), finalist for the National Book Award; and Reunion (2003).

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