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C.W. Smith: A Throttled Peacock: Observations on the Old World

C. W. Smith: A Throttled Peacock

Lecture and Book Signing with C.W. Smith

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Lecture and book signing: 7:00 p.m.

In A Throttled Peacock: Observations on the Old World, self-styled boulevardier and novelist C.W. Smith takes a droll and ironic look at the antics of Europeans at home and Americans abroad in this off-beat memoir that gently mocks both traveler and host. With an underlying theme of misperception and the surprise of upended expectations, these essays form a singular vision that entertains even as they slyly instruct.


C.W. Smith has written numerous novels, a collection of short stories, and a memoir. He was a Dedman Family Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Marcia.

This event is free and open to the public, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

For visitors parking, see http://smu.edu/parknpony/visitors







Image: After John Webber (1751-1793). The Inside of a House in Nootka Sound [detail].
Engraving, 27 x 40 cm. (10.5 x 15.75 in.), In James Cook, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean…
(3 vols. and atlas; 2nd edition; London: the Admiralty; Printed by H. Hughs, 1785), atlas.


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