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Series: The New York Review Children's Collection
Pages: 48
Publication Date: April 25, 2017

The Milk of Dreams

by Leonora Carrington

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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.


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