The Other Einstein
Author : Marie Benedict
Publisher : Sourcebooks Landmark (October 18, 2016)
Genre : Literature & Fiction
In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.
Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.
“Beautifully written…a finely drawn portrait of a woman in love with the wrong man.” – Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count
“A crusading scientist undone by love….revealing, enlightening.” – Nuala O’Connor, author of Miss Emily
“In her compelling novel… Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind [Albert Einstein] was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.” – Publishers Weekly
“Benedict’s debut novel carefully traces Mileva’s life-from studious schoolgirl to bereaved mother-with attention paid to the conflicts between personal goals and social conventions. An intriguing… reimagining of one of the strongest intellectual partnerships of the 19th century.” – Kirkus
“Many will enjoy Benedict’s feminist views and be fascinated by the life of an almost unknown woman.
” – RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“…INTIMATE and IMMERSIVE historical novel….Prepare to be moved by this provocative history of a woman whose experiences will resonate with today’s readers.” ” – Library Journal, Editors’ Fall Picks
“The Other Einstein takes you into Mileva’s heart, mind, and study as she tries to forge a place for herself in a scientific world dominated by men. ” – Bustle
“…an ENGAGING and THOUGHT PROVOKING fictional telling of the poignant story of an overshadowed woman scientist.” – Booklist
About the Author
Langue : English
File size : 2 Mo
Format : ePUB, MOBI
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