At the Edge of History

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At the Edge of History and Passages about Earth: An Exploration of the New Planetary Culture

Seminal works of cultural history that changed the way we think about ourselves.

About the Author

 William Irwin Thompson was born in Chicago in 1938, but moved to Southern California in 1945, where he grew up to graduate from Los Angeles High School in 1957 and Pomona College in 1962. He received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to study at Cornell in 1962 and a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship to do his doctoral research in Dublin in 1964. He received his doctorate from Cornell in 1966 and published his first book, The Imagination of an Insurrection: Dublin, Easter 1916 in 1967. In 1972, his second book At the Edge of History was a finalist for the National Book Award. In 1986 he won the Oslo International Poetry Festival Award for his novel, Islands Out of Time.

Additional information

Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 1 × 8 in




June 1989






Lindisfarne Books


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