The Sandman - Study Guide Calliope Summary & Analysis

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The Sandman comic books follow a mythical figure called the Sandman, the king of dreams. The graphic novel Dream Country contains four stories. In the story "Calliope," a muse is kidnapped by a writer and freed by the Sandman. "A Dream of a Thousand Cats" tells the story of a misused house cat's mission to reclaim power for all cats. In "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the Sandman commissions Shakespeare's famous play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, for the fairy folk. Finally, "Façade" tells the story of a woman who gains superpowers but loses her beauty and longs for death.

"Calliope" begins in May of 1986. Felix Garrison brings writer Richard Madoc a trichinobezoar—a stone made out of swallowed hair that binds together in the stomach. In exchange for the bezoar, Madoc signs his book for Felix, and Felix confesses that he's a big fan of Madoc's...

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