One Writer S Garden: Eudora Welty S Home Place PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jane Roy Brown

One Writer S Garden: Eudora Welty S Home Place

University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: September 2011
ISBN: 9781617031205
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By the time she reached her late twenties, Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was launching a distinguished literary career. She was also becoming a capable gardener under the tutelage of her mother, Chestina Welty, who designed their modest garden in Jackson, Mississippi. From the beginning, Eudora wove images of southern flora and gardens into her writing, yet few outside her personal circle knew that the images were drawn directly from her passionate connection to and abiding knowledge of her own garden.

Near the end of her life, Welty still resided in her parents' house, but the garden-and the friends who remembered it-had all but vanished. When a local garden designer offered to help bring it back, Welty began remembering the flowers that had grown in what she called "my mother's garden." By the time Eudora died, that gardener, Susan Haltom, was leading a historic restoration. When Welty's private papers were released several years after her death, they confirmed that the writer had sought both inspiration and a creative outlet there. This book contains many previously unpublished writings, including literary passages and excerpts from Welty's private correspondence about the garden.

The authors of One Writer's Garden also draw connections between Welty's gardening and her writing. They show how the garden echoed the prevailing style of Welty's mother's generation, which in turn mirrored wider trends in American life: Progressive-era optimism, a rising middle class, prosperity, new technology, women's clubs, garden clubs, streetcar suburbs, civic beautification, conservation, plant introductions, and garden writing. The authors illustrate this garden's history--and the broader story of how American gardens evolved in the early twentieth century-with images from contemporary garden literature, seed catalogs, and advertisements, as well as unique historic photographs. Noted landscape photographer Langdon Clay captures the restored garden through the seasons.

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Beautifully unique

It is really important to say that this isn't just a gardening book, or at least not the usual kind. It has beautiful photography and writing as it deserves but it is versatile and nostaligic. It is almost like a floral memoir of Eudora Welty and her memories of her mother and most importantly the garden her mother created. It will also let you peep behind the curtain of another age. I found the social history very interesting, and the way it is all put together in one book is beautifully unique.
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One Writer S Garden: Eudora Welty S Home Place PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jane Roy Brown
University Press of Mississippi, September 2011
ISBN: 9781617031205
EAN:  9781617031205
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $35.00 eBook price: $31.99
One Writer's Garden ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jane Roy Brown
University Press of Mississippi, November 2011
ISBN: 9781617031205
EAN:  2370004203577
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