Dream Compromise

This collection of short prose, originally dating from the autumn of 1981, includes what is arguably the most literary piece John O’Loughlin has ever written – namely ‘A Canine Crime’, which deals with the problems of dog ownership in an age and society which has turned against such a thing, making it illegal. Also featured here is ‘Nolan’s Investigations’, which opens the collection on a playfully erotic note, and the partly autobiographical title-piece ‘Dream Compromise’, which has a trick in its tail, so to speak…. As, incidentally, does the volume as a whole, in that it ends with a series of aphorisms, in keeping with the broadly philosophical bias of the author’s mature literary works, in which literature, whether poetic or (as here) prosodic, is used primarily as a vehicle for philosophizing, and not simply to tell a story.

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I am an Irish-born but English-raised self-taught writer and philosopher who publishers his work in eBook on the net, including with Lulu.com (ePub) and Amazon.com (Kindle), as well as through Centretruths Digital Media (PDF), and many other platforms. Latterly my works are also available in paperback at various Amazon sites, as well as at Barnes and Noble.com and a wide variety of other sellers in several countries.

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