The Dreamseller: The Revolution

The Dreamseller: The Revolution

A Novel

International bestseller AUGUSTO CURY returns with this enlightening fable about the mysterious dreamseller who continues to touch lives.

The Dreamseller, a philosopher dressed in rumpled clothes, travels the country gathering followers and delivering lessons to those in despair. In this uplifting journey, the Dreamseller demonstrates that societies are comprised of anonymous heroes who go unrecognized for their deeds: cancer patients who fight for their lives like warriors, parents who exhaust their bodies and minds to support and educate their children, and teachers who, despite low wages, enhance the minds of their students. The Dreamseller: The Revolution reveals that the history of mankind is complex: written with tears and joy, tranquillity and anxiety, sanity and madness. Moving, entertaining and inspiring, The Dreamseller: The Revolution leaves readers with a new perspective on life.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439196052 | 
  • September 2012
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Preface

THE DREAMSELLER IS A SAGA TOLD IN SEVERAL VOLUMES with the same characters. In this saga, drama and comedy, pain and laughter, sanity and madness permeate the texts and roil the story. Though there is a sequence, each book can be read separately. I was not expecting the first book, The Dreamseller: The Calling, to have such explosive success overseas, especially because it is intensely critical of the social system and denounces modern societies as having become huge mental institutions in which being sick is normal.

The Calling introduces a mysterious character—the Dreamseller,... see more
CHAPTER 1

A Controversial and Surprising Man

WE WERE LIVING IN A TIME WHEN PEOPLE, DEVOID OF creativity and caught in a web of sameness, were overly predictable. Actors and actresses, show business personalities, politicians, religious leaders, executives of large corporations—all were tiring, boring and often insufferable. They were repetitious in their worn-out jargon. They neither appealed to emotion nor inspired the intellect. They needed a marketing strategy and a media makeover to repackage them and render them interesting. Even young people no longer had any enthusiasm for their idols.

Suddenly,... see more

About the Author

Augusto Cury
Author Photograph by Mateus Eduardo de Lima

Augusto Cury

Augusto Cury is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, scientist and bestselling author. The writer of more than twenty books, Cury is currently one of the most widely read authors in Brazil where he has sold over twelve million books. His books have been published in more than fifty countries. The Dreamseller: The Calling is the recipient of China’s 2009 Weishanu Award for Best Foreign Novel. Through his work as a theorist in education and philosophy, he created the Theory of Multifocal Intelligence which presents a new approach to the logic of thinking, the process of interpretation and the creation of thinkers. Cury created the School of Intelligence based on this theory. Please visit www.thedreamseller.net.

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