Rodger Kamenetz

Rodger Kamenetz teaches dreamwork in New Orleans. His books include The History of Last Night’s Dream and The Jew in the Lotus. His website is here.

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