Aharon Appelfeld’s book The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping (Appelfeld, [2010] 2017), exemplifies the way that reading serves the attempt to reorganize and renew the facets of emergent being and continuous doing in an individual who withdraws from a traumatic reality into a kind of psychic death that is expressed in incessant sleep. This character uses his reading experiences to revive the two tendencies that were tied in a deadlock and create a renewed and better integration between them.