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Map of Dreams Ricardo Sternberg

Map of Dreams

Ricardo Sternberg

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781550650822
Paperback
64 pages
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From ancient tales through post-modern narratives, the quest for the Wandering Islands, a version of paradise, has been a mainstay of the western literary imagination. Map of Dreams, a scintillating log of one such voyage, features such wonders as anMoreFrom ancient tales through post-modern narratives, the quest for the Wandering Islands, a version of paradise, has been a mainstay of the western literary imagination. Map of Dreams, a scintillating log of one such voyage, features such wonders as an animate figurehead, an island that etherizes, and a pilot who navigates by smell. Shot through with lists of Babylonian secrets and catalogues of books in hermetic libraries, this sequence is nonetheless as approachable as the Odyssey and the Canterbury Tales, to which the poets gleaming narrative and vivid sketches are gracefully indebted.