Winter

Winter

Five Windows On The Season

eBook - 2011
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Gopnik 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. Here we learn how a poem by William Cowper 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. Gopniks kaleidoscopic work ends in the present day, when he traverses the underground city in Montreal, pondering the future of Northern culture. A stunningly beautiful meditation buoyed by Gopniks trademark gentle wit, Winter is at once an enchanting homage to an idea of a season and a captivating journey through the modern imagination. This deluxe 50th anniversary edition includes full-colour images printed on two 8-page inserts.
Publisher: [United States] : House of Anansi Press : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781770890459
1770890459
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Sep 06, 2012

It's an excellent book, for the most part. However, even though I love watching hockey as much as the next hockey fan, I don't particularly want to read a chapter dedicated to intellectualizing it (especially not in a book that is about winter, not sports alone). So, be prepared to trudge through the chapter on hockey if you're not a huge fan.

readtoday Nov 17, 2011

"sublime"
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