- 2011 CBC Massey Lecture: Adam Gopnik: Winter – Five Windows on the Season
2011 CBC Massey Lecture: Adam Gopnik: Winter – Five Windows on the Season
Presented by CBC in partnership with the Chan Centre
The CBC Massey Lectures celebrates fifty years with bestselling author, essayist, cultural observer, and famed New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik.
Winter: Five Windows on the Season, is a wide-ranging yet intimate tour of the season that shows how science, economics, psychology and religion made for a new and modern idea of winter. Throughout, Gopnik emphasizes a recurring theme: our love for the winter world outdoors can’t be separated from the struggle to understand our own interior world.
His Chan Centre appearance was the 4th in the series: “Recreational Winter – The Season at Speed”.
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.