Format: B Format
Price: £ 8.99
Pages: 250 pp
Date: July 2009
\\\\\\\'An anthem to the Swinging Sixties, with high humor and terrible squalor, and not without a message\\\\\\\'
Joseph Connolly, The Times on Alfie, one of the \\\\\\\'100 Key Books of our Time\\\\\\\'
The Dream Mind
(About this author)
\\\\\\\'The key to an understanding of all dream phenomena lies in knowing how we actually dream and why. Once that is grasped that enigma of sleep and dreaming largely explains itself, and dreaming can be seen for what it is - a biological safeguard of the sleeping person\\\\\\\'. So begins Bill Naughton\\\\\\\'s exploration of the dreaming mind. For many years, Bill Naughton, perhaps best known as the author of Alfie, kept a journal about his and others dream world. At times deeply personal and at others more general, this account covers a number of key topics, from the scientific and symbolic, to sexuality, arousal and guilt. Also brought into play are dream stimuli, and the importance of the artistic, be it literature, film, theatre, opera or the plastic arts. This deeply meditated book on dreaming is sure to provoke, stimulate - and to contribute to our overall understanding of just How and Why We Dream.