Garden Poems (Everyman's Library)

Garden Poems (Everyman's Library)

by John Hollander
     
 

The splendid poems in this collection both represent and glorify the cultivating instinct, and each of them succeeds in "annihilating all that's made," as Andrew Marvell puts it in one of the most famous of all English poems, "to a green thought in a green shade." Contents include poems on Paradises, Gardens of Love, Gardens in the Mind, Gardens

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The splendid poems in this collection both represent and glorify the cultivating instinct, and each of them succeeds in "annihilating all that's made," as Andrew Marvell puts it in one of the most famous of all English poems, "to a green thought in a green shade." Contents include poems on Paradises, Gardens of Love, Gardens in the Mind, Gardens and Seasons, Flowers, Gardeners, The Work of the Garden, Gardens of the Wild, City Gardens, Public Gardens, Ruined Gardens, and A Garden of Gardens. Contributors include John Milton, Ovid, E.E. Cummings, Thom Gunn, John Donne, James Merrill, Wallace Stevens, Robert Browning, Shakespeare, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679447269
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
579,156
Product dimensions:
4.37(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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