Onward And Upward In The Garden

byKatherine S. WhiteIntroduction byE. B. White

March 17, 2015|
Onward And Upward In The Garden by Katherine S. White
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In 1925 Harold Ross hired Katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine’s first fiction editor, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, James Thurber, Marianne Moore, and her husband-to-be, E. B. White, among others. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled “Onward and Upward in the Garden,” a critical review of garden catalogs, in which White extolled the writings of “seedmen and nurserymen,” those unsung authors who produced her “favorite reading matter.” Thirteen more columns followed, exploring the history and literature of gardens, flower arranging, herbalists, and developments in gardening. Two years after her death in 1977, E. B. White collected and published the series, with a fond introduction. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire.
Katharine S. White (1892–1977) was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, the youngest of three daughters. She attended Miss Winsor’s School and Bryn Mawr College, and in 1915 married Ernest Angell, with whom she had two children, Nancy and Roger. She became the first fiction editor at The New Yorker in 1925. Four years lat...
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Title:Onward And Upward In The Garden
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:392 pages, 8 X 5.16 X 0.83 in
Shipping dimensions:392 pages, 8 X 5.16 X 0.83 in
Published:March 17, 2015
Publisher:New York Review Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590178508

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