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MY GARDEN (BOOK):.

Kincaid, Jamaica.

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ISBN 10: 0374281866 / ISBN 13: 9780374281861
Editorial: Farrar, Straus & Giroux [1999], 1999
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Small 4to. Illustrated with drawings by Jill Fox. Signed by Kincaid on the title page. N° de ref. de la librería 11630

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Título: MY GARDEN (BOOK):.

Editorial: Farrar, Straus & Giroux [1999]

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

Jamaica Kincaid, author of Annie John, writes of gardens and gardeners in her most insightful and engaging book to date.

In My Garden (Book), Jamaica gathers all she loves about gardening and examines it generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. Kincaid's affections are matched in intensity only by her dislikes. She loves spring and summer, but not winter, which is so unremittingly white. She adores rhododendron Jane Grant and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily and dreams of ways to trap small plant-eating animals. The sources of her inspiration-seed catalogues (the glossy ones and, even better, the nonglossy ones), legendary gardeners such as Gertrude Jekyll and Graham Stuart Thomas, famous gardens like Monet's at Giverny and Vita Sackville-West's at Sissinghurst-receive keen scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where one of her favorite school subjects was botany, and considers the implications of the English formal garden in colonized countries; and she visits historic English gardens on English soil.

My Garden (Book) is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the gardeners who tend them.

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Jamaica Kincaid's most recent book (as editor) is an anthology of writing on plants, My Favorite Plant (FSG, 1998). She lives in Vermont with her husband and children, and teaches at Harvard University.

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Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a square plot in the middle of her front lawn, There, to the consternation of more experienced gardener friends, she planted only seeds of flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book):, she gathers together all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it in the same spirit: generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination.

Kincaid's affections are matched in intensity only by her dislikes. She loves spring and summer, but cannot bring herself to love winter, for it hides the garden. She adores rhododendron 'Jane Grant,' and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily and dreams of ways to trap small plant-eating animals. The sources of her inspiration--seed catalogues (the glossy ones, and, preferably, the non-glossy ones), the gardener Gertrude Jekyll, gardens like Monet's at Giverny--are subjected to her scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where she grew up and where one of her favorite school subjects was botany, and she considers the implications of the English idea of the garden in colonized countries. On a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show, she visits historic English gardens on English soil. My Garden (Book): is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the gardeners who tend them.

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