Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature

Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature

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An investigation into early modern gardens, gender and writing, this study considers not only published literary representations of gardens, but also actual garden landscapes and unpublished evidence of everyday gardening practice. Jennifer Munroe here analyzes how writers appropriated the developing gendered tension in gardening that stemmed from a shift from the garden as a means of feeding a family, to the garden as an aesthetic object imbued with status.Directly tied to practical methods and design, these manuals shaped a developing discourse about how to garden, who ... At the same time, as Rebecca Bushnell rightly reminds us, these books also represented imagined relationships, whatanbsp;...

Title:Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature
Author: Jennifer Munroe
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008

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