Paul Poissel was t born in 1848. As a young man, he did t set out to become the greatest Turkish architect in Paris. He did t fail to become the greatest Turkish architect in Paris. He never became a poet, or invented puzzles for an illustrated magazine. In 1904, he did t write this book, The Facts of Winter. Paul La Farge has translated (from the original French) this collection of dreams--funny, haunting, enigmatic--all dreamed by people in and around Paris in 1881. La Farge's afterword investigates the Facts' creation, uncovering startling revelations, unkwn truths, and new falsehoods.