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.
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. lecture and book signing
Location: DeGolyer Library
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
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.