Winter
Five Windows on the Season

 

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Winter
Five Windows on the Season

by Adam Gopnik (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781780874470

 

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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.


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.


 

ISBN 1780874472
ISBN13 9781780874470
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Format Paperback
Publication date 26/09/2013
Pages 272
Weight (grammes) 290
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 197
Width (mm) 131

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