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Head of Zeus
A Time for New Dreams
02 May 2019 * EBOOK * £5.99 * 9781788549622

A collection of essays by Ben Okri, one of Britain's foremost poets, and a Booker Prize-winning novelist, that explore such diverse themes as childhood and creativity, beauty, censorship, art and politics.

Non Fiction / DNF (Language and Literary Studies)
Extent: 160 pages
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The Age of Magic
Astonishing the Gods
A Way of Being Free
In Arcadia
Dangerous Love
The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age
The Freedom Artist
The Comic Destiny
Prayer for the Living
A Fire in My Head
Every Leaf a Hallelujah
Mental Fight
Wild
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A Time for New DreamsBen Okri

A collection of exquisitely crafted essays by Ben Okri, one of Britain's foremost poets, and a Booker Prize-winning novelist, that explore such diverse themes as childhood and creativity, beauty, censorship, art and politics.

'A single line,' writes Ben Okri, 'can lead the mind to terraces of contemplation. Naturally it depends on the line and the view.'

This is a collection of exquisitely crafted essays on themes as diverse as childhood and creativity, beauty, censorship, art and politics. They are responses to the world and the times we live in. They ask unsettling questions. They provoke thoughts and they make us dream.

'Profound and enchanting' The Times.

'There can be no mistaking Okri's passion and intelligence. A powerful piece of work' Sunday Telegraph.

Ben Okri was born in Minna, Nigeria. His childhood was divided between Nigeria, where he saw first hand the consequences of war, and London. He has won many prizes over the years for his fiction, and is also an acclaimed essayist, playwright, and poet. In 2019 Astonishing the Gods was named as one of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'.

Reissue to complement Ben Okri backlist.

A collection of essays about childhood and creativity, beauty, censorship, art and politics.

Man Booker prize-winning author.


PRAISE FOR STARBOOK:
'Stands in the grand tradition of myth-making exemplified in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Midnight's Children, although the book has a vision and a voice uniquely its own' Observer.
'A work of magic' Sunday Times.
'[Okri] has a diction which glides superbly. His ear is pitch perfect'
Scotsman

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