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 poet Adam Mickiewicz was in Rome when the November rising erupted,
completing his verses "To the Polish Mother": vanquished his tombstont will he
the scaffold's wood His only glory the weeping of a woman And the long night-
talks of ...
But the radiant Beatrice, who has replaced Virgil as the guardian of the poet's
soul, leads Dante safely through these final perils, interrogating him constantly on
his past transgressions. The top of the hill is revealed as the place where ...
Denecourt was already an unofficial one-man arboreal pantheon, bestowing
honors on the heroes of his choice. The Bonapartist poet and balladeer Beranger
(who had walked the woods with the carpenter- poet Durand) was thus rewarded
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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