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Winter Count

Barry Lopez

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Description

"Animals and landscapes have not had this weight, this precision, in American fiction since Hemingway's young heroes were fishing the streams of upper Michigan and Spain." --San Francisco Chronicle

A flock of great blue herons descending through a snowstorm to the streets of New York. . . . A river in Nebraska disappearing mysteriously. . . . A ghostly herd of buffalo that sings a song of death. . . . A mystic who raises constellations of stones from the desert floor. . . . All these are to be found in Winter Count, the exquisite and rapturous collection by the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams.

In these resonant and unpredictable stories Barry Lopez proves that he is one of the most important and original writers at work in America today. With breathtaking skill and a few deft strokes he produces painfully beautiful scenes. Combining the real with the wondrous, he offers us a pure vision of people alive to the immediacy and spiritual truth of nature.


Praise For Winter Count

"Perfectly crafted. . . . [These] stories expand of their own accord, lingering in the mind the way intense light lingers in the retina."  --Los Angeles Times

"Powerful. . . . [Lopez] can steal your breath away." --Minneapolis Tribune

"Richly allusive, moving, compassionate, these stories celebrate the web of nature that holds the world together." 
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An artist in language -- a first-rate American writer. Lopez goes straight to the heart of the peculiar sensations, both physical and mental, known to all who have allowed themselves open communion with the land."  -- Edward Abbey

"Flawless. As painstakingly crafted and as resonant as a good classical guitar."  --The New York Times Book Review

"Lopez succeeds in awakening our fleeting yearnings and hidden feelings. This book should be savored for the force of its imagery and the magic of its prose."  --Houston Chronicle

Vintage, 9780679781417, 128pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 1999



About the Author

Barry Lopez is the author of three collections of essays, including Horizon; several story collections; Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist; and Crow and Weasel, a novella-length fable. He contributed regularly to both American and foreign journals and traveled to more than seventy countries to conduct research. He was the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundations and was honored by a number of institutions for his literary, humanitarian, and environmental work. He died in 2020. 

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