In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories (Paperback)
Eight short stories by American poet and short story writer Delmore Schwartz, proclaimed a masterpiece by Vladimir Nabokov and William Barrett, and a seminal work of twentieth century fiction.
Delmore Schwartz became the voice of a new generation, when In Dreams Begin Responsibilities was published in the debut issue of 'Partisan Review' in 1937.
The title story tells of an unnamed young man who has a dream that he is in an old-fashioned movie theatre in 1909. As he sits down to watch the film, he starts to realize that it is a motion picture documenting his parents' courtship. At turns he becomes engrossed, upset and outraged, in a story that set the stage for the arrival of an acclaimed literary voice.
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