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Gardener's Year

ISBN-10: 0375759484
ISBN-13: 9780375759482
Edition: 2002
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Description: The Gardener's Year is a meditation on the passions and idiosyncracies of gardeners by the notable dissident Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

The Gardener's Year is a meditation on the passions and idiosyncracies of gardeners by the notable dissident Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek.

Karel Capek is best known abroad for his plays, but at home he is also revered as an accomplished novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and writer of political articles. His bitingly satirical novel The War with the Newts (1936) reveals his understanding of the possible consequences of scientific advance. The novel Krakatit (1924), about an explosive that could destroy the world, foreshadows the feared potential of a nuclear disaster. In his numerous short stories he depicts the problems of modern life and common people in a humorous and whimsically philosophical fashion. The plays of Karel Capek presage the Theater of the Absurd. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (1921) was a satire on the machine age. He created the word robot from the Czech noun robota, meaning "work" for the human-made automatons who in that play took over the world, leaving only one human being alive. The Insect Comedy (1921), whose characters are insects, is an ironic fantasy on human weakness. The Makropoulos Secret (1923), later used as the basis for Leos Janacek's opera, was an experimental piece that questioned whether immortality is really desirable. All the plays have been produced successfully in New York. Most deal satirically with the modern machine age or with war. Underlying all his work, though, is a faith in humanity, truth, justice, and democracy, which has made him one of the most beloved of all Czech writers.

Verlyn Klinkenborg comes form a family of Iowa farmers. He is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times and has written for The New Yorker, Mother Jones, and Harper's. He lives on a small farm in upstate New York.

Karen Capekis widely considered the greatest Czech author of the first half of the twentieth century. A novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and essayist, he was a strong dissident voice during the period of fascist buildup in Europe between the World Wars. Most famous for his playR.U.R., which coined the word “robot,” he wrote a number of satires, as well as the utopian fantasy novelWar with the Newts. He died in 1938. Michael Pollanis the author of theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Botany of DesireandSecond Nature, named one of the best gardening books of the twentieth century by the American Horticultural Society. He is a contributing editor toHarper’smagazine and a contributing writer atThe New York Times Magazine. Pollan chose the books for the Modern Library Gardening series because, as he writes, “these writers are some of the great talkers in the rich, provocative, and frequently uproarious conversation that, metaphorically at least, has been taking place over the back fence of our gardens at least since the time of Pliny.”

Introduction to the Modern Library Gardening Series
Introduction
How Little Gardens Are Laid Out
How a Man Becomes a Gardener
The Gardener's January
Seeds
The Gardener's February
On the Art of Gardening
The Gardener's March
Buds
The Gardener's April
Holiday
The Gardener's May
The Blessed Rain
The Gardener's June
On Market Gardeners
The Gardener's July
A Botanical Chapter
The Gardener's August
On the Cultivators of Cacti
The Gardener's September
The Soil
The Gardener's October
On the Beauties of Autumn
The Gardener's November
Preparations
The Gardener's December
On Gardening Life

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