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    Publisher: Vagabond Voices

    The Garden

    £8.95
    A very brief novelised biography of Linnaeus. It mainly consists of a dialogue between Linnaeus and his gardener - a dialogue of the deaf as they perceive the world very differently, but the reader understands their misunderstanding. A subtle and understated work that has become a classic in Sweden.
    ISBN: 9781908251268
    AuthorMagnus Florin
    Pub Date19/05/2014
    BindingPaperback
    Pages100
    Availability: In Stock

    Long description: This novel is based on the life of Linnaeus, the eighteenth-century, Swedish enlightenment figure famous for his taxonomy or scientific classification still used in biology. It principally concerns the different ways Linnaeus and his gardener interpret the world around them. The gardener perceives plants for what they are in themselves and Linnaeus for what they are in relation to other things. They never understand each other and the dialogues are wonderfully inconclusive.

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    Long description: This novel is based on the life of Linnaeus, the eighteenth-century, Swedish enlightenment figure famous for his taxonomy or scientific classification still used in biology. It principally concerns the different ways Linnaeus and his gardener interpret the world around them. The gardener perceives plants for what they are in themselves and Linnaeus for what they are in relation to other things. They never understand each other and the dialogues are wonderfully inconclusive.