“In Dreams Begin Responsibilities”: A Craft Essay by FTB Author Ben Nadler

The Tishman Review - August 9, 2015

“My novel [The Sea Beach Line] is very rooted in the Jewish storytelling tradition, ranging from Midrashic stories about Biblical characters, to Talmudic parables, to Hasidic folklore, to modern Yiddish fiction. Dreams, and the act of dreaming, figure heavily in all of these forms. There was no way that I could interact with this tradition authentically without interacting with dreams.”

Read our Ben Nadler’s craft essay on the use of dreams in fiction–and the responsibilities that accompany such use–for The Tishman Review.