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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... eastward to Prussian Posen (once Polish Poznan) in time to greet his own
brother Francis among bands of demoralized refugees fleeing from the disaster.
He was hardly a shirker, but not unreasonably, the poet may have felt he had
But by the time he came to write his own dialogue, Arminius, Martin Luther had
already begun his own dramatic assault on the authority of the church of Rome.
Indeed it may well have been Luther who first insisted on stripping the national ...
A generation before this summer of Romantic exile on the Alpine lake, there was
already a lively competition between English and French eulogists of Helvetic
liberty. Sometimes, in fact, the lines of transmission were interestingly crossed.
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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