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  - ParadisePorch - LibraryThing

I chose to read this collection of Massey Lectures broadcast on CBC Radio to satisfy the Keyword Challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block. I also thought that with some insight on this frigid ... Read full review

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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

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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