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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

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Winter: Five Windows on the Season (CBC Massey Lectures)


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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.

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Kelley Hayden, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Kelley Hayden)
The perfect book for this time of year, and a great introduction to Gopnik's erudition.
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The Ancient Beadsman, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by The Ancient Beadsman)
A great book that got me to understand the many ways of understanding winters. I can't wait for the first snowstorm now! And his short discussion of hockey near the end of the book made me appreciate the beauty of the sport. This is a book I would buy to read again for the references to winter in poetry, novels, music. I will go to these other works now because of this book. Gopnik's prose is crystal and clear.
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