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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See the brilliant and moving account of this relationship given by Aleksander
Hertz, The Jews in Polish Culture, trans. Richard Lourie (Evanston, 111., 1988).
The biographical foreword by Czeslaw Milosz makes it clear that Hertz could
write so ...
13, "The Theory of Social Memory"; also the extremely important essay by Carlo
Ginzburg, "From Aby Warburg to E. H. Gombrich: A Problem of Method," in Clues,
Myths, and the Historical Method, trans. John and Anne Tcdeschi (Baltimore and
Philippe Borgeaud, The Cult of Pan in Ancient Greeee, trans. Kathleen Atlass
and James Rcdfield (Chicago, 1988), 9-10 and passim. 8. Ibid., 57-58. 9.
Theocritus, in The Greek Bucolic Poets, trans. J. M. Edmonds (Cambridge, Mass.,
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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