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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I wanted so very much to like this book, as I enjoy Gopnik's writing and, more to the point, I was raised in Quebec where we say, "winter is my country." Gopnik's research is excellent, but I found ... Read full review

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Rather beautiful, and composed - elegant and stylish. Winter viewed through different "windows", and the lenses of art, poetry, science and nature. Will make you yearn for the first snowfall of the season, and inspire you to read some wonderful verse. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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