2002 1st edition; Ellis Press, Granite Falls, Minnesota; smaller hardbound in blue and red boards with gilt lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Winter Book is a mature book with a sense of completion and acceptance. The season is winter, the dominant theme is the acceptance of small wonders, including decay and obscurity. Like Blei himself, Winter Book is alternately nostalgic, angry, and amusing. In some respects a very public book; in others a very personal collection.