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Monday, November 19, 2007

William Irwin Thompson

William Irwin Thompson, originally uploaded by johnwmacdonald.

William Irwin Thompson read in Ottawa at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities,179 Murray St. (St. Patrick at Cumberland) 18 November 2007.

From the OIWF bio:;

"Thompson became nationally known for his best-selling book, At the Edge of History, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1972. He received the Oslo International Poetry Festival Award in 1986 for his science fiction fantasy novel, Islands Out of Time. As a cultural historian, he is most widely known for his book, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality, and the Origins of Culture. As a philosopher of science, he is known for his three books, Imaginary Landscape: Making Worlds of Myth and Science, Gaia, A Way of Knowing, and Gaia Two: Emergence, the New Science of Becoming."


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