Prairie Metropolis On the Night Table

Greg MacPherson, Winnipeg songwriter, musician, performance artist named Prairie Metropolis: New Essays on Winnipeg Social History to his On the Night Table list in the June 4 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press’ Books Section.

“I’m seven years into an obsession with Russian literature, particularly the writings of Fyodor Dostoevsky. In a world where libraries and second-hand book stores are filled with great translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment, it seems outrageous to me that anyone could suffer from a lack of inspiration or fail to recognize our enormous potential as human beings. The stack of books on my night stand includes several Dostoevsky novels, Tolstoy’s War and Peace and the exceptional University of Manitoba Press compilation of essays on Winnipeg social history, Prairie Metropolis.”