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Winter : five windows on the season

Author: Adam Gopnik
Publisher: [London] : Quercus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays (teksten)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Gopnik
ISBN: 9781780874449 1780874448
OCLC Number: 801605765
Notes: "First published in Canada and the United States in 2011 by House of Anansi Press Inc. ... Originally published in Canada as part of the Massey Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Massey College in the University of Toronto, and House of Anansi Press"--Title page verso.
"I had ... the idea of delivering a series of mock-Masseys the year before the real ones--five improvised living room lectures in the winter of 2010 ... These chapters are based on transcripts of those living room lectures"--Author's note.
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A collection of essays about winter." '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" --
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