Two Books in One - At the Edge of History by William Irwin Thompson
Speculations on the Transformation of Culture AND Passages About Earth: An Exploration of the New Planetary Culture

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Two seminal works of cultural history that changed the way we think about ourselves. "A thrilling, mind-expanding speculation that one follows like a metaphysical whodunit.... Let me confess at once, for the last few days, I have continued to be haunted by William Irwin Thompson's At the Edge of History, an extraordinary speculation on contemporary American culture. Read Thompson, a silver thrush among pterodactyls." -Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times. "What is particularly compelling about Thompson's vision in Passages About Earth is that it describes-more than it commands-a new kind of planetary consciousness"-Theodore Sturgeon, Human Behavior. William Irwin Thompson was nominated for the National Book Award in 1972 for his essays on contemporary culture in At the Edge of History. For his novels, Islands Out of Time and Blue Jade from the Morning Star, he received the Oslo International Poetry Festival Award in 1986. He lives in Switzerland and enjoys a seasonal round of lectures and readings in the United States.
 

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Published January 1, 1990 by LindisFarne Press. 215 pages
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