Philosophy In The Garden

Author: Damon YOUNG
Homepage 9780522857139

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  • : $27.99(AUD)
  • : 9780522857139
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : Melbourne University Press
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  • : August 2012
  • : 199mm X 133mm X 16mm
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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? 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 work-a-day 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.

Author description

Damon Young is the author of Distraction. He has also published poetry and short fiction.