The Republic of Dreams


" 'I shall reach immense heights and am destined for blazing glory' he told his psychologist, but the fame he craved was slow in coming. The Surrealists admired him greatly. Jean Cocteau, Edmond Roston, Andre Breton and Alain Robbe, all thought him a genius and Salvador Dali died with a copy of Impressions el Afrique (one of Roussel's major works) by his bedside." (c)