June 2017 Non-fiction NBN

The Complete Book of Dreams And What They Mean Leonard R.N. Ashley


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | 2nd Edition | Jun 2017 | Barricade | 9781569805237 | 348pp | 226x154mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

Sigmund Freud said that dreams are a window into the subconscious. This book is not only a valuable guide to the interpretation of dreams, but also goes much further than typical dream books to include a vast array of literature, folklore and film references about dreams, proving that while dreams may be a window on the soul, they are also a lens through which we can understand society and culture as well. This marvelously researched illustrated volume contains sections covering: a sampler of dreams and dreaming; dreams and science: religion, magic and dreams: dreams in art, literature and folklore: dreams and cinema: a treasury of short stories about dreams: and a section on the interpretation of dreams. As always Dr. Ashley’s unique prose style will appeal to both scholarly and popular audiences alike.