Dreams and Visions in The Tree of Man


Examines the relationship of dreams (processes of conscious fantasy) and visions (experiences beyond a human level, i.e. something mystical) to the make-up of the novel’s main characters Amy and Stan, and the success (or failure) of these dreams and visions in making their life more bearable.

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Published 1 October 1973 in Volume 6 No. 2. Subjects: Dreams, Visions, Patrick White.

Cite as: Beston, John. ‘Dreams and Visions in The Tree of Man.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 1973, doi: 10.20314/als.270e519333.