Sleep and Dreams
By (author) Peter Washington
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Sleep and Dreams by Peter Washington
Book DescriptionPoets have always drawn inspiration from the wild fancies of dream-life. We spend a third of our lives asleep, and throughout history our nocturnal visions have engaged the interpretive talents of our greatest writers. It includes poems about daydreams and nightmares, about falling asleep and about waking up, about insomnia, night thoughts, monsters of the dark, twilight, dawn, and the rebirth of morning. From Yeats's "Lullaby" to Rosetti's "Nuptial Sleep," from Salvatore Quasimodo's "Insomnia" to Thom Gunn's "Annihilation of Nothing," Poems of Sleep and Dreams evokes the whole haunting, magical spectrum of sleep and dream.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841597607
(165mm x 105mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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