The Oxford Book of Dreams by Stephen Brook

The Oxford Book of Dreams

EditorStephen Brook

Paperback | September 12, 2002

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From dreams realistic and reminiscent to the world of nightmare and phantasmagoria, from the bizarre and ridiculous to the perplexing and haunting, this anthology draws on the dreams of a wide variety of novelists, poets, playwrights, and others to explore the inexhaustible fascination ofdreams and their power as a source of literary inspiration.

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Stephen Brook has worked for publishers in both England and the United States, and is now a full-time writer. His books include New York Days, New York Nights, Honky-tonk Gelato: Travels Through Texas, and The Dordogne.
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Title:The Oxford Book of DreamsFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 12, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803859

ISBN - 13:9780192803856

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPrologueI FROM BIRTH TO DEATHChildren and ParentsLove and SexOld Age and IllnessDeathII EARTHLY THINGSFoodAnimalsTravel and the Natural WorldReal PeopleCreativityViolenceHappy EndingsIII THE DREAM WORLDInto SleepNightmareThe AbsurdTransformations and FrustrationsReligiousInterpretationsWakingConclusion: A Few ReflectionsAcknowledgementsIndex

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`Anthologies which transcend themselves and can stand as organic books making serious statements about life [are] very rare, but Stephen Brook's Oxford Book of Dreams is of their number.'Paul Binding, New Statesman