The Milk of Dreams

Author(s): Leonora Carrington


The Milk of Dreams contains nine stories of the wondrous and strange that the famed surrealist painter and writer Leonora Carrington wrote and illustrated for her own children, here translated from the Spanish by the author herself. These quirky and enchanting tales will delight parents and children alike.

Review: -It is a book that opens the imagination. . . . [In The Milk of Dreams] there are two narratives: one is written and the other is illustrated, the two converse, one with the other, and have a strange dialogue to be discovered. This kind of story is entertaining in a way that is increasingly hard to find.- --Gabriel Weisz, son of Leonora Carrington -Carrington is best known for her surrealist paintings and sculptures, but her idiosyncratic literary legacy is equally deserving of attention. . . their vivid imagery, irreverence, and surreal transformations are as provocative as they were at the time of their writing.- --Tobias Carroll, The Paris Review -These pages have traveled in my hands for more than twenty reverent years. At last they arrive. . . . - --Alejandro Jodorowsky



Author Biography: Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was born in England and spent most of her adult life in Mexico City, where she participated in the Surrealist movement as an artist, painter, and novelist.

Promotional Information: Leonora Carrington was a Surrealist painter, known for her dreamy visions of humans and animals. In English for the first time, The Milk of Dreams shows her fantastical writing and illustrations for children, sure to spark young imaginations.


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General Fields

  • : 9781681370941
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated
  • : 0.23
  • : March 2017
  • : 21.60 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leonora Carrington
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 863.64
  • : 48