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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All of which makes the presentation of the Jew in Pan Tadeusz just two years
later, in 1834, all the more astonishing. For although Jankiel (the name of his old
Yiddish host in Wilno) is also an innkeeper, he is as much in his element in the ...
Simon Schama. Both the Leather-Stosking Tales and Pan Tadeusz celebrate
worlds their authors knew to be already extinct. But they also both hoped that the
spirit embodied in their works of communion with the landscape — an enduring ...
Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz; or, The Last Foray in Litbuania, 2. 4. Elzbieta Matynia
of the New School is now preparing a detailed study of the Kosciuszko mound
and its twentieth-century replica, the Pilsudski mound built a few miles further
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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