Five Windows on the Season

Book - 2011
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A taste for winter, a love of winter -- "a mind for winter" -- is for many a part of the modern human condition. International bestselling author Adam Gopnik does for this storied season what he did for the City of Light in the New York Times bestseller Paris to the Moon . Here he tells the story of winter in five parts: Romantic Winter, Radical Winter, Recuperative Winter, Recreational Winter, and Remembering Winter. In this stunningly beautiful meditation, Gopnik touches on a kaleidoscope of subjects, from the German romantic landscape to the politics of polar exploration to the science of ice. And in the end, he pays homage to what could be a lost season -- and thus, a lost collective cultural history -- due to the threat of global warming. Through delicate, enchanting, and intricate narrative detail, buoyed by his trademark gentle wit, Gopnik draws us into another magical world and makes us look at it anew.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : House of Anansi Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780887849756
Branch Call Number: 508.2 GOP
Characteristics: xiii, 256 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,22 cm.


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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.

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