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Read and Re(View) – The Kimball’s New Book Club – “Arctic Dreams”
In this inaugural session of the Kimball’s book club, join us as we discuss Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez. Uniting art and literature, let’s come together for an engaging conversation that will expand our experience of the book as well as our featured exhibition.
Overview of Arctic Dreams from Goodreads:
Barry Lopez’s National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece. Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world – its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who have arrived on their icy shores. But what turns this marvelous work of natural history into a breathtaking study of profound originality is his unique meditation on how the landscape can shape our imagination, desires, and dreams. Its prose as hauntingly pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams is nothing less than an indelible classic of modern literature.
“Dazzling….Treats the distant, snowy world of the Arctic as a place that exists not only in the mathematics of geography but also in the terra incognita of our imaginations.” – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“A powerful storyteller….Here is a book full of resonance.” – Margaret Atwood
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