Poet, novelist, columnist, wealthy aristocrat, granddaughter of a Spanish dancer, muse and lover of Virginia Woolf, and lesbian, bisexual and androgynous myth, Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) was, in addition to all this, a gardener . His passion for flowers left as a legacy the famous gardens of Sissinghurst Castle, in the county of Kent, but also the wonderful garden of this book, a walk through the word through the twenty-five flowers he loved the most.
" It's very difficult to write about flowers ," said Sackville-West, " I found out the truth of this statement when I started doing it. Before I got into it, I had only criticized those who dared and tried. I used to lose my temper before that nauseous and sentimental phraseology that seizes all those gardeners. " And the truth is that this garden of words, written in 1937, takes us away from the common places to turn flowers into works of art, literary characters and beings of another world .
Accompanied by the evocative illustrations by Gala Pont , the English author masterfully immerses us in her exuberant personal universe, awakening our five senses just through words.
Author: Vita Sackville-West Illustrator: Gala Pont
Format: 15.5 x 21.5 cm Binding: Cardboard Pages: 120 Spanish Language