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Philosophy In The Garden

Damon Young

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MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRES
03 December 2012
Philosophy; Popular philosophy
Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his 'thought tree'? Damon Young reveals one of literature's most intimate relationships: authors and their gardens. For some, the garden provided a retreat from their labours; for others, solitude's quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role: giving their ideas a new life. This book reveals the profound thoughts discovered in parks, backyards and pot plants. It does not provide tips for mowing overgrown cooch grass or mulching a dry Japanese maple. It is a philosophical companion to the garden's labours and joys.
By:   Damon Young
Imprint:   MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRES
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   209g
ISBN:   9780522857139
ISBN 10:   0522857132
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   03 December 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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