THE DREAM TIME by Henry Treece


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The simply arranged wanderings and wonderings of Twilight (ne Crookleg), lame son of two Dog Folk, who nurtures artistic impulses. The Fox, Fish, River and other Folk he stays with (after his village is routed) are Stone Age peoples; they are human if sometimes just barely, and the distinction between savage belligerence and almost dreamy-eyed peaceful strivings is quite clearly drawn. Much will be too contrived for some tastes; e. g. Crookleg, who almost loses a finger as punishment for his drawing, meets up Blackbird who has lost a toe as punishment for her dancing. As interpolation of historical thought, however, it has presence.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Meredith