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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But though it was an immediate sensation, it did nothing to rouse the "blockish
and slothfull" spirits who were no more prepared to credit Ralegh's claim that he
had actually found El Dorado than his accompanying descriptions of Amazon ...
Frontispiece from Ralegh, Newes of Sir Walter Ralegh, London, 1618. Protestant
chivalry and an avid devotee of Learning, became an acolyte of Ralegh's until he
died of a fever after swimming the Thames. In extremis, even the king ...
In Ralegh's own analogy between the bloodstream of the body and the waters of
the world, such a voyage was to go to the very heart of the matter. But it was, alas,
as a different kind of philosopher that the king consented, in 1616, to Ralegh's ...
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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