My Garden (Book)

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9780099284253: My Garden (Book)

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.

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Kincaid gathers all that she loves about gardening and examines it generously, passionately and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. She also examines the implications of the English formal garden in colonised countries


." . .[She] is able to do something that is almost never done in garden writing, and do it very well . . ." --Verlyn Klinkenborg, "The New York Times Book Review"

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Kincaid, Jamaica
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux (2000)
ISBN 10: 0099284251 ISBN 13: 9780099284253
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099284251

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