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The Resource Emily Dickinson's gardening life : the plants & places that inspired the iconic poet, Marta McDowell

Emily Dickinson's gardening life : the plants & places that inspired the iconic poet, Marta McDowell

Label
Emily Dickinson's gardening life : the plants & places that inspired the iconic poet
Title
Emily Dickinson's gardening life
Title remainder
the plants & places that inspired the iconic poet
Statement of responsibility
Marta McDowell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emily Dickinson was a keen observer of the natural world, but less well known is the fact that she was also an avid gardener--sending fresh bouquets to friends, including pressed flowers in her letters, and studying botany at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke. At her family home, she tended both a small glass conservatory and a flower garden. In Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life, award-winning author Marta McDowell explores Dickinson's deep passion for plants and how it inspired and informed her writing. Tracing a year in the garden, the book reveals details few know about Dickinson and adds to our collective understanding of who she was as a person. By weaving together Dickinson's poems, excerpts from letters, contemporary and historical photography, and botanical art, McDowell offers an enchanting new perspective on one of America's most celebrated but enigmatic literary figures
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDowell, Marta
Dewey number
811/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541.Z5
LC item number
M217 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Poets, American
  • Gardening
  • Botany in literature
  • Flowers in literature
  • Gardens in literature
Label
Emily Dickinson's gardening life : the plants & places that inspired the iconic poet, Marta McDowell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published by McGraw-Hill in 2005 as Emily Dickinson's Gardens : A Celebration of a Poet and Gardener
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the revised edition -- Introduction -- The turning of the year -- Early spring : A gardener's home and family -- Late spring : The education of a gardener -- Early summer : A gardener's travels -- Midsummer : A gardener's ground -- Late summer : A hedge away -- Autumn : A gardener's town -- Winter : Requiem for a gardener -- A poet's gardens -- Planting a poet's garden -- Visiting a poet's garden -- An annotated list of Emily Dickinson's plants -- Afterword -- Sources and citations -- A note on the botanical artists -- Acknowledgements -- Photo and illustration credits -- Index
Control code
on1078886283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781604698220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1078886283
Label
Emily Dickinson's gardening life : the plants & places that inspired the iconic poet, Marta McDowell
Publication
Note
Originally published by McGraw-Hill in 2005 as Emily Dickinson's Gardens : A Celebration of a Poet and Gardener
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the revised edition -- Introduction -- The turning of the year -- Early spring : A gardener's home and family -- Late spring : The education of a gardener -- Early summer : A gardener's travels -- Midsummer : A gardener's ground -- Late summer : A hedge away -- Autumn : A gardener's town -- Winter : Requiem for a gardener -- A poet's gardens -- Planting a poet's garden -- Visiting a poet's garden -- An annotated list of Emily Dickinson's plants -- Afterword -- Sources and citations -- A note on the botanical artists -- Acknowledgements -- Photo and illustration credits -- Index
Control code
on1078886283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781604698220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1078886283

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