Landscape and Memory
Vintage, 1996 - 652 pagina's
A Time Magazine Best Books of the Year. In Landscape and Memory, award-winning author Simon Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. The result is a triumphant work of history, naturalism, mythology, and art, as encyclopedic as The Golden Bough and as irresistibly readable as Schama's own Citizens.
"A work of great ambition and enormous intellectual scope...consistently provocative and revealing."--New York Times
"Extraordinary...a summary cannot convey the riches of this book. It will absorb, instruct, and fascinate."--New York Review of Books
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Now, Hussowski claimed, the bison was to be found only in the Lithuanian forest
"and no other place in the world." The survival of the ancient bison in the primeval
woodland of the Polish- Lithuanian realm somehow seemed a sign of its elect ...
Mickiewicz addresses them familiarly as ancestors, kin, friends, but also
reverentially as the pillars of an unwritten, organic constitution: Comrades of
Lithuanian kings, ye trees OfSwitez, Kuszelewo, Bialowieza, Whose shadow
once the ...
Yet all around in solemn splendour stood The glory of the Lithuanian wood!22
Tadeusz's gallantry abruptly shifts from the coquette to the vegetation as he
springs to the defense of his native realm. Yes, he said, he too had seen such
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LANDSCAPE AND MEMORYGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
With this fascinating, encyclopedic survey of cultural landscapes, Schama (Dead Certainties, 1991, etc.) demonstrates once again just why he holds a charmed place in the literature of historical ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JayLivernois - LibraryThing
I find this a hard book to finish. It is one of those books it seems difficult to get into although the material is interesting and the thought good. Volledige review lezen