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Author Young, Damon.

Title Philosophy in the garden / Damon Young ; text illustrations by Daniel Keating
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2012


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Description v, 200 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
regular print
Contents Philosophy alfresco -- Jane Austen: the consolations of Chawton Cottage -- Marcel Proust: bonsai in the bedroom -- Friedrich Nietzsche: the thought-tree -- [Sidonie-Gabrielle] Colette: sex and roses -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau: botanical confessors -- George Orwell: down and out with a sharp scythe -- Emily Dickinson: the acres of perhaps -- Nikos Kazntzakis: raking stones -- Jean-Paul Sartre: chestnuts and nothingness -- Voltaire [Fran├žois-Marie Arouet]: the best of all possible estates -- A stranger at the gates
Summary Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing in Chawton, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his Italian Gedankenbaum, thought tree? In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young reveals some of literature's most intimate relationships: between authors and their gardens
Analysis Australian
Notes "Philosophy in the garden is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria."-- T. p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197)
Subject Authors -- Anecdotes.
Literary landmarks.
Gardening -- Philosophy.
Gardens in literature.
Gardens -- Philosophy.
Nature in literature.
Philosophers -- Homes and haunts.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Author Keating, Daniel
Arts Victoria.
ISBN 9780522857139 (paperback)