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The Republic of Dreams: A Reverie
An island republic located in the Mid-Atlantic, somewhat south of Bermuda, between the Sea of Clouds and the Sea of the Unseen, the Republic of Dreams is populated by all those who have an instinctive dislike of the narrow limitations of common sense — dreamers, artists, eccentrics, and poets. They love love, youth, old age, beauty, splendor, wisdom, generosity, music, son ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 17th 1998 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Nov 14, 2007 Alexa Cascade rated it really liked it
Unique book, somewhat similiar to Nick Bantock's style. The author's alter-ego discovers he exists in two worlds, ours and the Republic of Dreams. He becomes involved in varioius plots to prevent a group of logical, literal-minded bad guys from destroying the Republic. Includes a map and an ID card the reader can fill out, and become a citizen. Wouldn't mind living there myself, or at least having a vacation house! ;-)
Quick fun read. You have to let yourself go while reading, to sink into the imaginative world of dreams and poetry. I love the accompanying illustrations, maps, photos, telegrams, etc. The prose is very descriptive if you completely ignore logic, embrace the romanticism of a parallel universe and imagine your alter ego in bliss.