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Gardenland : nature, fantasy, and everyday practice

Author: Jennifer Wren Atkinson
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Garden writing is not just a place to find advice about roses and rutabagas; it also contains hidden histories of desire, hope, and frustration and tells a story about how Americans have invested grand fantasies in the common soil of everyday life. Gardenland chronicles the development of this genre across key moments in American literature and history, from nineteenth-century industrialization and urbanization to  Read more...
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Atkinson, Jennifer Wren.
Gardenland.
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018011974
(OCoLC)1005861287
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Wren Atkinson
ISBN: 9780820353180 0820353183
OCLC Number: 1043555625
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: American garden writing and the reinvention of work as play --
Lost at home: mapping the industrial-era garden and farm --
Resensualizing the garden: from surface to substance in midcentury food -writing --
Against the grain: reinventing the garden in contemporary utopia --
Just gardens: uprooting and recovery in the postcolonial garden --
Epilogue. garden writing and the phenomenology of dirt.
Other Titles: Nature, fantasy, and everyday practice
Responsibility: Jennifer Wren Atkinson.

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One person's garden may represent something very different to another, which is one reason this book is such an important read. Gardens reflect society, in all its inequality and irony. . . . [A]n Read more...

 
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