The Dream Country: Calliope wiki last edited by Billy Batson on 06/29/13 05:40AM View full history

A demented writer purchases a muse named Calliope and keeps her locked up to exploit her idea-generating abilities. Unfortunately for the writer, Calliope also happens to be a close friend of Morpheus. And the Dream King doesn’t take kindly to kidnappers…

A struggling writer buys Calliope, a captured muse, so that he'll be able to write again. After years of confinement, she desperately seeks help from anyone, even Dream.

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Approximately a year and a half in to writing The Sandman, writer Neil Gaiman really hits his stride. The four single issue stories, collectively referred to as the Dream Country issues, usher in the richest and most prolific phase of Gaiman's career. The first of the quartet is 'Calliope' the story of a blocked writer who derives inspiration from the muse Calliope, who he keeps locked in his attic.   Like a lot of Gaiman's writing, there is an eternal quality here, looping back on literature t...

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