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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Calling himself the "Water- Poet," he meant not merely to follow in the wake of the
official men of letters who had written ... While the lyric poets would sing of the
Thames as the silver stream, Taylor, who made his living on it, knew it to be ...
... "Mount Eden" of the twelfth-century Descriptio, the fleecy sheep grazing among
the fleecy clouds. And it is also very much like Dante's Purgatorio. Having
emerged from what the mountaineer-poet Wilfred Noyce winningly described as
The Bonapartist poet and balladeer Beranger (who had walked the woods with
the carpenter- poet Durand) was thus ... His poet friend Durand even made up a
completely fictional tale of romance between the chevalier Rene and Queen ...
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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