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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... wilderness puszcza. Among them, somewhere, was my family. My mother's
father, Mark, who did become a butcher, left this region along with three brothers,
at the turn of the century, driven by the horseback terror of the Cossack pogroms.
Quite mad, of course, except that my father's father's family lived in Izmir while my
mother's father's family lived in Kowno. As far as I know, none of the Schamas or
the Steinbergs became Cossacks, though my mother swears we had a circus ...
While my sister and I nibbled on peanuts, my father would order the proper hock
and the proper brown bread and settle back in beaming anticipation. The aroma
came first: a mighty wave of salt-toasted, pungent splendor advancing toward the
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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