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One of our finest writers on one of her greatest loves.Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book): she gathers all she loves about gardening and plants, 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 cannot bring herself to love winter, for it hides the garden. She adores the rhododron Jane Grant, and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily. The sources of her inspiration — seed catalogues, the gardener Gertrude Jekyll, gardens like Monet's at Giverny — are subjected to intense scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where she grew up. My Garden (Book): is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the persons who tend them.

Synopsis:

In an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the gardeners who tend them, Kinkaid examines the idea of the garden on Antigua and considers the implications of the English formal garden in colonized countries. Illustrations.

About the Author

Jamaica Kincaid, novelist, memoirist, and essayist, lives in Vermont with her husband and children. She teaches at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374281861
Author:
Kincaid, Jamaica
Author:
Fox, Jill
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Gardeners
Subject:
Gardeners -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20010515
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.52 x 0.54 in

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"Synopsis" by , In an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the gardeners who tend them, Kinkaid examines the idea of the garden on Antigua and considers the implications of the English formal garden in colonized countries. Illustrations.
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