The Garden


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London: Michael Joseph (1946), 1946. First trade edition. 8vo; 135 pp. A good copy in a good dust jacket with edgewear and soiling to spine; tear to front flap. A poem in five parts; it won the Heinemann Prize. It can be read "not so much as a gardening treatise in verse as a long meditation exploring the poet's personal metaphysic in time of war, a poem of menopause", as it is by the poet's biographer Victoria Glendenning or it can be read as a gardening treatise in verse. (Cross/Ravenscroft-Hume A.44a: "The book won the Heinemann Prize of 100 pounds in 1946, which VSW spent on azaleas for Sissinghurst gardens.") (Item ID: 004211)

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