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    Gardens An Essay on the Human Condition

    ISBN-10: 0226317900
    ISBN-13: 9780226317908
    Author(s): Robert Pogue Harrison
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    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 264
    Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
    Weight: 0.924
    Language: English

    Robert Pogue Harrison is the Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature and chairs the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University. He is the author of The Body of Beatrice, Forests: The Shadow of Civilization, The Dominion of the Dead, Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition, and Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age, the latter three published by the University of Chicago Press. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also host of the radio program Entitled Opinions on Stanford's station KZSU 90.1.

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    The Vocation of Care
    Eve
    The Human Gardener
    Homeless Gardens
    "Mon jardin � moi"
    Academos
    The Garden School of Epicurus
    Boccaccio's Garden Stories
    Monastic, Republican, and Princely Gardens
    A Note on Versailles
    On the Lost Art of Seeing
    Sympathetic Miracles
    The Paradise Divide: Islam and Christianity
    Men Not Destroyers
    The Paradox of the Age
    Epilogue
    From The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio
    From Mr. Palomar, Italo Calvino
    "The Garden," Andrew Marvell
    A Note on Islamic Carpet Gardens
    Notes
    Works Cited
    Index

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