Friday, September 25, 2009

Russell's Nightmares

Nightmares of Eminent Persons by Bertrand Russell

"This was intended to illustrate the secret fears which beset the Great while they sleep."

"The writing of these stories was a great release of my hitherto unexpressed feelings and of thoughts which could not be stated without mention of fears that had no rational basis... In this way it was possible to warn of dangers which might or might not occur in the near future." ~~Bertrand Russell

from "Charles W. Stewart
Cover illustration for Bertrand Russell. Nightmares of Eminent Persons and Other Stories. London: The Bodley Head, 1954.