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My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love

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A delightful compendium of writing on plants.

The passion for gardening and the passion for words come together in this inspired anthology, a collection of essays on topics as diverse as beans and roses, by writers who garden and by gardeners who write. Among the contributors are Christopher Lloyd, on poppies; Marina Warner, who remembers the Guinée rose; and Henri Cole, who offers poems on the bearded iris and on peonies. There is also an explanation of the sexiness of castor beans from Michael Pollan and an essay from Maxine Kumin on how, as Henry David Thoreau put it, one "[makes] the earth say beans instead of grass." Most of the essays are new in print, but Colette, Katharine S. White, D. H. Lawrence, and several other old favorites make appearances. Jamaica Kincaid, the much-admired writer and a passionate gardener herself, rounds up this diverse crew. A wonderful gift for green thumbs, My Favorite Plant is a happy collection of fresh takes on old friends.

Other contributors include:

Hilton Als

Mary Keen

Ken Druse

Duane Michals

Michael Fox

David Raffeld

Ian Frazier

Graham Stuart Thomas

Daniel Hinkley

Wayne Winterrowd

About the Author

Jamaica Kincaid's books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, A Small Place, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and, most recently, My Brother. She lives in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374281939
Editor:
Kincaid, Jamaica
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Editor:
Kincaid, Jamaica
Author:
Kincaid, Jamaica
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Plants, cultivated
Subject:
Plants, Cultivated -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
Gardening -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
Gardeners -- Anecdotes.
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
General
Subject:
Plants - Flowers
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
329
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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