The 2011 CBC Massey Lectures, "Winter: Five Windows on the Season"

This year the CBC Massey Lectures celebrates fifty years with bestselling author, essayist, cultural observer, and famed New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik.

His subject is winter -  the season, the space, the cycle. Gopnik 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. A stunningly beautiful meditation buoyed by Gopnik's trademark gentle wit, Winter is at once an enchanting homage to an idea of a season and a captivating journey through the modern imagination.

adam-gopnik.jpgAdam Gopnik is the author of the international bestseller Paris to the Moon, Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York, Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, and Steps Across the Water. He has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Montreal, Quebec. From 1995 to 2000, he lived in Paris. He now lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.

Winter: Five Windows on the Season will be re-broadcast on Ideas July 2 - 6.

Listen to Part 1

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The Book and CDs

The CD set, five one-hour lectures, $39.95.  Available from the CBC Shop.

Winter: Five Windows on the Season is published by  House of Anansi Press

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