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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Van Ghistele, for example, was sure that it was the river "Gihon" mentioned in
Genesis 2.13, one of the four streams into which the primal river of Eden divided
as it left the garden. And Felix Fabri went much further in constructing an entire ...
... of course, this candid record of human frailty that makes Saus- sure's account
of his climb so compelling, and its author so endearing. It was the Voyages dans
les Alpes, put into the hands of the fifteen-year-old Ruskin, that converted him to ...
Sure enough, the Infinite showed up at around fifteen thousand feet, and
Senancour attempted to describe the indescribable in the two volumes ofOher-
man which he published in 1804. The book enjoyed a modest success, but it
lacked 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