-Andrew Morrison, M.D., author, Shame: The Underside of Narcissism
"This imaginative and creative book is a long paean to dreams that highlights their 'unwilled freedom' and sponaneity. Lippmann tells us much about the history and nature of dreams but in a way that is personal and at times poetic. In a sense, his book embodies many of the qualities he imputes to dreams, especially their freedom and imaginative capacity. If, as E. Hartmann tells us, a critical aspect of dreams and psychoanalysis alike is 'making connections in a safe place,' then Nocturnes is a grand dream and a grand psychoanalytic excursion. For anyone interested in dreams, it will be a fascinating read."
- Morris Eagle, Ph.D., Derner Institute, Adelphi University
"Paul Lippman introduces us to our daily rich nighttime experience with originality, enthusiasm, and playfulness. Dreamers and dream interpreters alike will take his main message greatly to heart: that dreams are to be respected and appreciated rather than 'messed with.' Nocturnes is full of creative ideas not to be missed."
- Sophie Freud, LICSW, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston