Winter: Five Windows on the Season
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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Review: Winter: Five Windows on the SeasonUser 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
Review: Winter: Five Windows on the SeasonUser Review - Shawn - Goodreads
Loved it, although the lecture focusing on hockey is a bit much for a non-fan. Hoping to be able to hear Gopnik (who grew up in Montreal) read these Massey lectures when he does so on the CBC in ... Read full review