Paper Gardens: A Stroll through French Literature

Author:   Evelyne Bloch-Dano ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan ,  Alice Kaplan
Publisher:   University of Virginia Press
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9780813940250


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   30 April 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Format:   Hardback
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From Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Marcel Proust, from Marguerite Duras to George Sand, from Colette to Patrick Modiano, gardens appear in novels as representations of the real world, but also as reflections of the imagination. In Paper Gardens: A Stroll through French Literature, Evelyne Bloch-Dano contemplates the role of the garden in the work of great prose writers, ruminating on how the garden can variously symbolize a reflection of the soul, a well-earned rest, an improving form of work, a nostalgia for childhood, and the dream of an ideal world. The charming and erudite first section focuses on history and is devoted to types of gardens ranging from the biblical Garden of Eden to English parklands; the second perceptively considers their role in literary works. Concealed within these cultivated wanderings is also an element of autobiography. Lovers of literature and gardening alike will fall in love with this beautifully written meditation.

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Author:   Evelyne Bloch-Dano ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan ,  Alice Kaplan
Publisher:   University of Virginia Press
Imprint:   University of Virginia Press
ISBN:  

9780813940250


ISBN 10:   0813940257
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   30 April 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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�velyne Bloch-Dano tells with much empathy what gardens, whether real or on paper, reveal of writers' imaginary. --Figaro litt�raire Evelyne Bloch-Dano tells with much empathy what gardens, whether real or on paper, reveal of writers' imaginary. --Figaro litteraire A charming book that's erudite, bucolic, and delightful at once. --Version Femina


Evelyne Bloch-Dano tells with much empathy what gardens, whether real or on paper, reveal of writers' imaginary.--Figaro litteraire A charming book that's erudite, bucolic, and delightful at once.--Version Femina


Evelyne Bloch-Dano tells with much empathy what gardens, whether real or on paper, reveal of writers' imaginary. --Figaro litteraire A charming book that's erudite, bucolic, and delightful at once. --Version Femina


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Evelyne Bloch-Dano is a prizewinning and widely translated author whose most notable works include the biographies Madame Zola (1997, Elle magazine's Grand prix des lectrices), Flora Tristan: La femme-messie (2001, Prix Francois Billetdoux), Madame Proust (2004, Prix Renaudot de l'essai), and Le Dernier amour de George Sand (2010) as well as many other titles. Teresa Lavender Fagan is a freelance translator living in Chicago. Alice Kaplan is the John M. Musser Professor of French at Yale University and the author of Dreaming in French.

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