Philosophy In The Garden

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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'?

Subject: Philosophy
Philosophy In The Garden, Damon Young

In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young explores one of literature's most intimate relationships: authors and their gardens. For some, the garden provided a retreat from workaday labour; for others, solitude's quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role: giving their ideas a new life.

Philosophy in the Garden
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.

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $24.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780522857139
    Published: 03/12/2012
    Imprint: Melbourne University Press
    Extent: 208 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9780522860429
    Published: 03/12/2012
    Imprint: Melbourne University Press Digital
    Extent: 208 pages
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