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“Damnable Heresy: William Pynchon, the Indians, and the First Book Banned (and Burned) in Boston” with David Powers
April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$5.00
William Pynchon was charged with speaking the unspeakable and publishing the unprintable. He wrote the first book banned in Boston—which was also the first book burned in Boston. His unorthodox theological musings certainly stirred things up for the Puritan pioneer, entrepreneur and founder of Springfield, Massachusetts. So did his extraordinary relationships with the Native people he lived among during a time of great hostilities between cultures. This talk takes us back to early New England to find out what all the fuss was about more than four centuries ago.