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Garden plots : Canadian women writers and their literary gardens

Author: Shelley Boyd
Publisher: Montréal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Canadian literature has long been preoccupied with the wilderness and the landscape, but the garden has remained neglected terrain. In Garden Plots, Shelley Boyd focuses on private, domestic gardens tended by individual gardeners, to show how modest, everyday spaces provide fertile grounds for the imagination. Combining the history of gardening with literary analysis, Garden Plots explores the use of the garden  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Boyd, Shelley, 1974-
Garden plots.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013
(CaOONL)2013900713X
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Boyd
ISBN: 9780773541269 0773541268 9780773541566 077354156X 9780773588707 0773588701 9780773588714 077358871X
OCLC Number: 818414631
Description: xiii, 350 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Garden Plots --
"[T]ransplanted into our gardens": Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill, and the Backwoods Kitchen Garden --
When Authors are Gardeners: Susanna Moodie's and Catharine Parr Traill's Figurative "Plots" --
"Then a living house": Gabrielle Roy's Domestication of the Bower --
"A Saucer of Green": Carol Shields and Domestic Paradise --
Turning the Earth: Lorna Crozier the Gardener- Poet --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Shelley Boyd.

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A path-breaking study of the domestic garden in Canadian literature.  Read more...

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"A poetic and insightful analysis, Garden Plots will inspire a fresh interest in reading (or rereading) the works of these influential writers." Geist "Building on the pioneer writing of Moodie and Read more...

 
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