The New York Times recently reprinted Michael Chabon’s “Why I Hate Dreams,” which created a little stir when the New York Review of Books first posted it a couple years ago. “Pretty much the only thing I hate more than my own dreams,” he wrote, “are yours.” That’s a lot of dreams to hate: billions of us dream five times a night. I understand why a novelist might be frustrated that dreams aren’t more entertaining. But they’re not meant to be.
October 15, 2014