Books: Signs and Portents

THE DREAMER'S DICTIONARY by STEARN ROBINSON and TOM CORBETT 256 pages. Taplinger. $9.95.

The sleep of reason brings forth monsters, and, as we now learn from this admirable dictionary of dreams, it also brings forth celery, raisins, whales, janitors, children's feet, emus and watercress. What to think? Where to turn?

Turn to page 92, if you have dreamed of an emu. There, all is made clear by Authors Robinson and Corbett: "This strange animal in a dream represents a well-meaning friend who is, nevertheless, giving you stupid advice. Don't be influenced."

Raisins are more complicated: if you ate them in your dream, tough...

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