In this first substantial study of Emily Dickinson's devotion to flowers and gardening, Judith Farr seeks to join both poet and gardener in one creative personality. She casts new light on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility and her vision of the relationship between art and nature, revealing that the successful gardener's intimate understanding of horticulture helped shape the poet's choice of metaphors for every experience: love and hate, wickedness and virtue, death and immortality.
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(210mm x 146mm x 15mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Judith Farr
Judith Farr is Professor of English Emerita, Georgetown University. Louise Carter is a professional landscape gardener and horticulturist.