Landscape and Memory
Vintage Books, 1995 - 652 pagina's
One of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year
In Landscape and Memory 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.
"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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The old stereotypes of wild men munching on infants or doing unpleasant things
with animals were replaced by paragons of family life: a hairy hand-holding
between demure couples, or snub-nosed little svild-things having their heads
of hand the idea that myths might be highly complex systems of understanding,
with the power to generate and determine social behavior, rather than the other
way about. For Frazer, on the other hand, they were simply "mistakes" that ...
Happy Britannia! where the Queen of Arts, Inspiring vigour, Liherty abroad Walks,
unconfintd even to thy farthest cots And scatters plenty with unsparing hand}* A
hundred years of war and revolution did nothing to dissuade the British ...
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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