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Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 85

[In The Dream Watcher Albert] is losing a lonely battle with society's materialistic criteria for success, of which his mother is number-one advocate, until friendship with an eighty-year-old self-designated actress gives him the courage to be himself. The author crowds so much social criticism into the narrative that Albert sometimes becomes a representative of protest; but his story, told in first person, is real enough to be moving.

A review of "The Dream Watcher," in The Booklist and Subscription Books Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 5, November 1, 1968, p. 304.

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