The greatest man I ever met… [His] titles were more than enough to raise the muse of fire on my neck.

—Lou Reed

A new edition of the definitive book on the depression-era immigrant experience in New York City.

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities & Other Stories

by Delmore Schwartz

With a contribution by Lou ReedIrving Howe

Your Independent Bookstore Barnes & Noble

Paperback (published June 14, 2012)

ISBN
9780811220033
Price US
15.95
Price CN
17
Page Count
256

Ebook (published June 14, 2012)

ISBN
9780811220217
Price US
15.95

Delmore Schwartz

20th century American poet and short story writer

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The greatest man I ever met… [His] titles were more than enough to raise the muse of fire on my neck.

—Lou Reed

‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’ is as good as a story can be, I’d say after reading it again for the fifth or sixth time, comparable with Kafka, Babel, or Through the Looking Glass

—Dwight MacDonald

Nostalgic odes to the city are everywhere, but the best thing ever written on the subject is In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

The Village Voice