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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Two inches of grizzled stone appeared, the Hebrew lettering virtually obliterated
by heavy growths of tawny and mustard -colored lichen. I could just make out a
name, Tet, Bet Yud, Hay, Tevye, Tovye? I sat and swept my arms about in the ...
There would come a rime, many centuries later, when a Roman ruler would set
the Nile by the Tiber, but such an astonishing confluence would have to await the
miraculous appearance of something quite unimaginable to Caesar or his ...
geometry, had straightened the old winding forest avenues, and had new and
broader paved roads constructed with side ditches and grass verges wide
enough to thwart the sudden ambush of men appearing from the curtain of trees.
31 And ...
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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