Winter: Five Windows on the Season

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Quercus Publishing, Nov 8, 2012 - Literary Collections - 288 pages
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Winter takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists and thinkers who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter. We learn how literature heralds the arrival of the middle class; how snow science leads to existential questions of God and our place in the world; how the race to the poles marks the human drive to imprint meaning on a blank space.

Offering a kaleidoscopic take on the season, Winter is a homage to an idea of a season and a journey through the modern imagination.

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User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

How could I read such a sensitive book? It was a fine read despite his hatred of cars and love of hockey, neither of which I share. An exciting journey through some very interesting insights and viewpoints. Read full review

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User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

In a previous review, I criticized Jean Sprackland's Strands for being too dry and encyclopedial; well, for anyone asking what I meant with that: Adam Gopnik's Winter is completely the opposite. His ... Read full review

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Adam Gopnik is the author of Angels and Ages, Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate and is a contributor to the New Yorker. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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