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05.01.2017 | Edward McPherson signs and discusses “The History of the Future” | Free

May 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books presents author and Wash U professor Edward McPherson, who will sign and discuss his new essay collection, “The History of the Future”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “The History of the Future” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to “Dallas”? In “The History of the Future,” McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism, and the St. Louis World’s Fair; fracking for oil and digging for dinosaurs in North Dakota boomtowns—Americana slides into apocalypse in these essays, revealing us to ourselves.

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