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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I thought of my father, looking stoically out at Hamp- stead Heath and reverting to
cricket metaphors before he died: "When you've had your innings, you've had
your innings." The tombs themselves were being buried, sliding gently and ...
I thought about King Stanislas Augustus Poniatowski, the last king of Poland,
sending boxes of smoked bison to his mistress, the Russian empress Catherine
the Great, even as she whetted her appetite for Poland itself. I thought of Julius
As a sign of their diabolical contamination, mountain ranges like the Alps were
thought to be densely infested with dragons. As late as 1702 Johann Jacob
Scheuchzer, a professor of physics and mathematics at Zurich University and a ...
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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