Gardens An Essay on the Human Condition

ISBN-10: 0226317900
ISBN-13: 9780226317908
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
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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