Sleep: Bedtime Reading

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Robert Peacock, Roger Gorman
Universe Pub., 1998 - Fiction - 96 pages
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Little blue dreamer go to sleep, let's close our eyes and call the deep, slumbering land that just begins, when day is done and little dreamers spin. -- Patti Smith

At last, a bedtime reader for adults to help them embark on their nocturnal travels. This beautifully designed and printed book evokes our shared experiences from the yawn that signals slumber's imminent arrival to the jarring morning alarm. With original writings by Paul Auster, Fran Lebowitz, John Updike, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Alice Walker, Quentin Crisp, and other contemporary literary voices, a preface by Robert Peacock, and an introduction by National Public Radio's Andrei Codrescu, this compelling collection of over 20 bedtime stories and poetry is the perfect companion for readers seeking reflection before turning off the light. Illustrated with seductive, largely unpublished photographs from Sally Mann, Duane Michals, Andres Serrano, William Wegman, and others, this hip, refreshing anthology provides nourishment for the mind and the eye alike -- and, in doing so, sets the mood for a provocative night's sleep.
-- Original stories, poems, song lyrics, aphorisms, and literary excerpts from America's top writers
-- Top photographers convey the sensual rhythms of sleep
-- Cool design evokes sleep's elements of replenishment and risk
-- A coffee table conversation piece and bedside volume

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Contents

Foreword by ROBERT PEACOCK
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Sleep Blessing by TARA JOHANNESSEN
10
The Blessed Waters of Sleep 6j ANDREI CODRESCU
12
The Dream Before for Walter Benjamin by LAURIE ANDERSON
16
Dreamland by MIKE DUBOIS
18
Untitled y HERMAN BROOD
21
Melody by PATTI SMITH
24
Written in My Dream by WC Williams by ALLEN GINSBERG
26
Tunnels of the Broadway Bridge by BRIAN WOOD
55
When She Sleeps by KRISTY LEE VIEIRA
57
Nettle and Lilac by CHRYSTINA BLEU
58
Night Women by EDWIDGE DANTICAT
60
Tossing and Turning yJOHN UPDIKE
65
Sleeping with the Snails by GRAHAM PARKER
68
That to the Sides of the Dark Shine the Theories by RICHARD HELL
70
These Days by ALICE WALKER
72

The Invention of Solitude excerpt by PAUL AUSTER
28
Lay Down by My Lullaby by GERARD McHUGE
30
Magrittes Dreams by DUANE MICHALS
32
On Dying in Her Sleep in which the word love occurs four times by KAT BLACKBIRD
35
Sleep by VERLYN KLINKENBORG
36
From Position by ED FRIEDMAN
43
Now I am Dead by QUENTIN CRISP
44
Recurring Dream Direct from My Dream Diary by KATE PIERSON
47
Wild Kingdom by MARK VAN DE WALLE
48
A Previously Unpublished Dream 7 JACK KEROUAC
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The 56 Chevy by RICHARD TAYSON
84
Escape by LOU REED
87
A Childhood Friend Grows Up by JULES SHEAR
88
The Taxi Ride yJANE SIBERRY
91
Another Queendom ESTHER H VOET
93
Why I Love to Sleep by FRAN LEBOWITZ
94
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