A collection of hybrid essays that engage the intersection of habitats, horticulture, and histories both poetic and personal.
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For earlier writers like Emily Dickinson and William Blake, the green world was a space of haunted opposites: life and death, innocence and experience, and the sensitivities of plants. In these essays, letters, repetitions, and experiments, Gillian Osborne draws on a poetic and scientific archive spanning from the late eighteenth century to the present to explore contemporary meanings of green as both/and: environment as ailing and vital, global and close to home. This is nature writing as reading, and homemaking, in vicinity with others.
“Gillian Osborne writes prose lithely and thinks with quickness and imagination. I think I learned something or saw something freshly on almost every page of her Green Green Green.“
I’ve called it a book about green, but really, of course, Green Green Green is a book about books—or rather, a book about reading, that magical and ordinary and mysterious and everyday thing that most of us, some of us, do so often we don’t even think about the fact that it’s happening, like breathing.