Winter: Five Windows on the Season

Winter: Five Windows on the Season

By: Adam Gopnik (author)Paperback

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Description

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.

About Author

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.

Contents

Author's Note. Romantic Winter. Radical Winter. Recuperative Winter. Recreational Winter. Remembering Winter. Bibliography. Permissions. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781780874470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781780874470
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 1780874472

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