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The Resource Garden plots : Canadian women writers and their literary gardens, Shelley Boyd

Garden plots : Canadian women writers and their literary gardens, Shelley Boyd

Label
Garden plots : Canadian women writers and their literary gardens
Title
Garden plots
Title remainder
Canadian women writers and their literary gardens
Statement of responsibility
Shelley Boyd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Canadian literature has long been preoccupied with the wilderness and the landscape, but the garden has remained neglected terrain. In Garden Plots, Shelley Boyd focuses on private, domestic gardens tended by individual gardeners, to show how modest, everyday spaces provide fertile grounds for the imagination. Combining the history of gardening with literary analysis, Garden Plots explores the use of the garden motif in the works of five authors: Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Lorna Crozier. With works spanning the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, these writers reveal the associations between the arts of writing and gardening, the evolving role of the female gardener, and the changes that take place in Canada's literary gardens over time. With the task of understanding our connection to the physical environment becoming increasingly important, Garden Plots explores the subtle relations between place and narrative. This fresh, literary approach to Canada's gardening culture reveals that gardens grow and change not simply in the earth, but also in the pages of our texts."--Publisher's website
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic formats.
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, Shelley
Dewey number
C810.9/364
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9188
LC item number
.B69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian literature
  • Gardens in literature
Label
Garden plots : Canadian women writers and their literary gardens, Shelley Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Garden Plots -- "[T]ransplanted into our gardens": Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill, and the Backwoods Kitchen Garden -- When Authors are Gardeners: Susanna Moodie's and Catharine Parr Traill's Figurative "Plots" -- "Then a living house": Gabrielle Roy's Domestication of the Bower -- "A Saucer of Green": Carol Shields and Domestic Paradise -- Turning the Earth: Lorna Crozier the Gardener- Poet -- Conclusion
Control code
818414631
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780773541269
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818414631
Label
Garden plots : Canadian women writers and their literary gardens, Shelley Boyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Garden Plots -- "[T]ransplanted into our gardens": Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill, and the Backwoods Kitchen Garden -- When Authors are Gardeners: Susanna Moodie's and Catharine Parr Traill's Figurative "Plots" -- "Then a living house": Gabrielle Roy's Domestication of the Bower -- "A Saucer of Green": Carol Shields and Domestic Paradise -- Turning the Earth: Lorna Crozier the Gardener- Poet -- Conclusion
Control code
818414631
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780773541269
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818414631

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