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    dream-pun deities

    William Blake hews our a pantheon of dream-pun deitiesto rule his holy citadel, his Golgonooza.
    taken from Alan Moore's Introduction to A Voyage to Arcturus

    I know that Golgonooza is an art of work by William Blake. There should be some deities in this literary work, but I cannot understand the meaning of dream-pun, though I know the meaning of the word "pun". Can you please clarify?
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    Re: dream-pun deities

    It means nothing to me. Perhaps its author had a deadline to meet and couldn't think of a meaningful adjective.
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    Re: dream-pun deities

    Where did you find that text, ckok? Are you sure it's not "dream-spun deities"?
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    Re: dream-pun deities

    dream pun deities, yes, sorry for the typo.
    The text is taken from Alan Moore's Introduction to the novel A Voyage to Arcturus

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    Re: dream-pun deities

    You've just confirmed that it is 'dream pun deities'.
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    Re: dream-pun deities

    Is it "dream pun" or "dream-spun", ckok?
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    Re: dream-pun deities

    Yeah, sorry. Definitely it is dream-pun deities. Not dream-spun deities. The meaning of pun doesn't tell me anything in this combination.

    The original text: "Alter the vocabulary, change the alphabet and the reality describedis also changed. New form squirms from the syntax. Magic a diseaseof language. William Blake hews our a pantheon of dream-pun deitiesto rule his holy citadel, his Golgonooza. Tolkien, C S Lewis, thereamongst the dreaming spires in Oxford with their over-mappedand over-textured mythopoeic inklings of an underlying landscape,a default Arcadia." It is a very challenging text, indeed.

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    Re: dream-pun deities

    Please give a link to the source of the text.
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    Re: dream-pun deities

    Quote Originally Posted by ckok View Post
    William Blake hews our
    This doesn't mean anything. Are you sure it isn't 'hews out'?
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    #10

    Re: dream-pun deities

    I can't help wondering whether it's actually a printing error as dream-spun would fit with the work of someone like Blake. Is it a scan of the text? I ask because there are a couple of other mistakes in it.

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