Stock Image

WINTER COUNT

Lopez, Barry Holstun

427 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0684168170 / ISBN 13: 9780684168173
Published by Scribner, New York, 1981
Hardcover
From Rare Book Cellar (Pomona, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 24, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 44.95 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 55008

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: WINTER COUNT

Publisher: Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

About this title

Synopsis:

From the American Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams comes a timeless, intoxicating collection of evocative stories. In these exquisite tales, an explorer goes mad when faced with the disappearance of a river; blue herons descend upon Manhattan; a lonely desert hermit clears a path for a secret celestial wind; and more.

Review:

If science seeks to demystify life, literature can restore a needed measure of wonder to it. Or, as one of the characters in Barry Lopez's collection of short stories Winter Count puts it, "If you are careful, I think there is probably nothing that cannot be retrieved."

Much indeed is retrieved in Lopez's pages, first published in 1981: lost species, lost memories, lost emotions. In one especially Borgesian story, a university professor seeks to puzzle out the facts behind 19th-century reports of a herd of white buffalo that, singing, pointed a way into heaven. In another, a young man catches a glimpse into the workings of the stars and planets in an unlikely corner of the Arizona desert. In still another, a traveler recapitulates the pain of lost love while contemplating the graceful flight of herons.

Lopez's marvelous stories are about many things. Underlying them is a shared precision of language and vision, a precision that characterizes the author's works of nonfiction (Of Wolves and Men, Arctic Dreams). Behind Lopez's stories as well is a quiet insistence on the centrality of nature--an awareness of which, he suggests, can make the busiest city livable, and the deepest wounds of the heart bearable. --Gregory McNamee

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Specializing in Modern First Editions, out-of-print books, and other hard-to-find books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We Accept all Major Credit Cards through ABE and PayPal.com. Money Orders, Cashiers Checks and Personal Checks are also accepted. All Items are shipped within 24 hours of receipt of payment. If mailing payment please contact us beforehand so we can put the title on hold for you. All Domestic and International orders are shipped through United States Postal Service. Overnight shipping is available for an extra fee.
Seller Info.
Benjamin Moss
4 Fox Hollow Rd
Pomona NY 10970
USA
845-512-8229
Rarebo...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal