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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Living quietly in the republic of knowledge, he returned to his unfinished history
of the American Revolution. Making sense of the calamity, though, meant
attempting a different history, one that dealt directly with the events in France. But
As the waters abated, penurious anxiety returned. With the Osirian resurrection (
or at least reconstitution) in the late spring, hope, prosperity, and verdure
returned to the basin of the Nile, born of the embrace between the moist Osiris
and the ...
This becomes even less surprising considering that de Momper was born in
Antwerp and that his father and grandfather were friends of BruegeFs son Jan.72
In many of his works de Momper actually returned to the older Netherlandish ...
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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