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My garden (book)

Author: Jamaica Kincaid; Jill Fox
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Jamaica Kincaid; Jamaica Kincaid
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamaica Kincaid; Jill Fox
ISBN: 0374527768 9780374527761
OCLC Number: 47160870
Notes: Originally published in 1999 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Wisteria --
The house --
The season past --
Reading --
The garden in winter --
Earthly delights --
More reading.
Responsibility: Jamaica Kincaid ; illustrations by Jill Fox.

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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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