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4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews present you this new edition. All day the soft wind played with her hair, and the young, young face looked out across the water. She was waiting— she was waiting; but she could not tell for what.
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Nov 22, 2011 Nefariousbig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book carried me through my 20s. It is a book of parables that awakened me and kept me sane. It gave me confidence as a young woman, a pool of inner strength to drink from, and resolve through a difficult stage of uncertainty, self-doubt, and soul-breaking tragedy. Simply put, that fragile, brief and fleeting time we call youth.


I saw a woman sleeping. In her sleep she dreamt Life stood before her, and held in each hand a gift--in the one Love, in the other Freedom. And she
Becket Clark
10 February 2015

I chose Dreams by Olive Schreiner for my dialogue essay. Olive Schreiner was an anti war campaigner and intellectual that lived from 1855 to 1920. She wrote many radical and social commenting books, her first and most famous of which being The Story of an African Farm in 1883, which is known for being one of the first feminist books ever written. Dreams, her second book, is a collection of short stories based off of dreams and experiences from the time she
Dec 16, 2016 Ghaliya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Beauty. To master complexity into simplicity, to woven a seemingly abstract concept such as truth and knowledge in fairy tale fashion. How have been the author tucked away from us!
Sep 09, 2011 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely my favorite book ever. I read it to my daughter as bed time stories.
Nov 14, 2016 Marta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Lo que quiere representar en las historias es muy interesante. He leído este libro gracias a la universidad en una asignatura sobre el papel de la mujer en la literatura y desde ese punto, el libro merece la pena.
Sin embargo la forma tan infantil que tiene de contar las historias ha hecho que en muchos momentos se me hiciera un mundo.
Ahlam Oqaili
Mar 30, 2017 Ahlam Oqaili rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It starts getting you in a weird set, line after line you will start getting it and getting more involved, it is pure genius how such abstract definitions like immortality, truth and so on be real, It is beyond Genius, at the end you'll ask your self : Why didn't I read it before?
Elora (eloraflorareads)
I found an old, tiny copy of this book in an antique store off a country highway in the summer when I was 17. I was drawn to the delicate cover (not the one shown in this Goodreads cover, much prettier) and knew I had to own it.
It was the best $10 I ever spent. The book is made up of numerous short stories and every single one of them speaks to me in a way I hadn't thought another person could understand. Olive was a woman ahead of her time and the beautiful, spiritual stories she's woven toget
One does not often have the privilege to spend time within the dreams of another. And yet, Dreams allows its reader to do just that - to soar through the vividly imagined or dreamt worlds of our sleep. If you can find a copy read it!
Chrissy Torres
Feb 13, 2008 Chrissy Torres rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i own a great old pub date but near as i can tell it dates to at least 1900. love it!
May 07, 2010 Pamela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Inspiration to Howard Thurman
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Explains what happened to me to make the ideal, real.
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Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 - December 11, 1920), was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. She is best known for her novel The Story of an African Farm, which has been acclaimed for the manner it tackled the issues of its day, ranging from agnosticism to the treatment of women.

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Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner (1855-1920) was named after her three older brother
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“Her name is Truth. He who has once seen her never rests again. Till death he desires her.” And the hunter cried: “Oh, tell me where I may find her.” But the old man said: “You have not suffered enough,” and went. Then” 2 likes
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