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Description - Winter by Adam Gopnik

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780874470
ISBN-10: 1780874472
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 131mm x 22mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adam Gopnik

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.

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